The Planner – Call for ‘new Cabe’ to oversee urban development

The government should set up a dedicated Design Quality Unit for England to build on the work of the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission (BBBBC).  This is the conclusion of a consortium of organisations comprising the Academy of Urbanism, Civic Voice, CPRE,...

Housing Audit: Keeping up the momentum

Following from the publication A Housing Design Audit for England and the Building Better Building Beautiful Commission report Living with Beauty, Place Alliance coordinated a joint letter to the Secretary of State for Housing Communities and Local Government, the Rt...

GBC – A housing design audit for England, 2019 results

Philip Box, policy and project coordinator at UKGBC, commenting at the launch of the report, said: “This report notes some good examples of industry leaders going beyond the minimum, on energy efficiency, low carbon energy and biodiversity. However, it shows...