Big Meet 9 will focus on the complex question of local leadership in place making. In particular, as we gear up to produce more housing as a nation, we need to be careful that we are creating real places and communities rather than isolated and unsustainable estates. This will require a clear vision within local authorities and backing from Central Government to prioritise quality in design rather than development for development sake.
BM9 will also host the launch of “Place Value and the Ladder of Place Quality“, a Place Alliance guide for decision making about the built environment, supported by the Design Network.
Through the Ladder of Place Quality, the report presents a simple tool for architects, planners, councillors, developers and citizens to quickly assess and advocate for high quality places when making policy, project or investment decisions that affect the built environment.
Big Meet 9 is part of the Making People-Friendly Places campaign.