Housing design, the local political perspective

To understand better the role of English councillors as regards the design of new housing development: their aspirations, priorities, challenges and responsibilities, a new Place Alliance survey was launched in 2018 with support from the Design Network. Read more...

What makes a place great?

Formed at The Bartlett in the wake of AHRC-funded research into the impact of CABE’s work, the Place Alliance has been driving an ambitious agenda for place quality in England for the past five years. Read more about the work of Place Alliance →

Urban rooms: where people get to design their city’s future

A network of urban rooms has now sprung up across the UK facilitated by the Place Alliance with Sheffield University, which brings together places as diverse as Newcastle, London, Hereford, Bristol and Weymouth. Each urban room creates a physical space where people...

Design by a thousand cuts

The UK is on the verge of a major expansion in housebuilding, yet new research by the Place Alliance has revealed a chronic lack of urban design expertise in local authorities. Read more →