Dementia and Town Planning

This practice note gives advice on how good planning can create better environments for people living with dementia. It summarises expert advice, outlines key planning and health policy and highlights good practice case studies. The policy context applies to England,...

Urban Design Compendium

“The Compendium was developed to guide policy development and practical application in new development and regeneration for both English Partnerships and the Housing Corporation. It was also hoped to have wider relevance so it would inform and assist all those...

Qualities for a neighbourhood

This is a wall chart, created by Liz Kessler, showing a range of Place Qualities for ‘good’ neighbourhoods. Could be used for larger places too....

Neighbourhood Plans: Roadmap Guide

A guide on planning from Locality, that draws on neighbourhood experiences. Useful for neighbourhood planning, but also guidance on good practice and worksheets for carrying out each part of a small scale plan. Neighbourhood Planning in England began in 2012. Local...

Urban Design Learning Space

This learning resource from Urban Design London provides an interactive in troduction to the theories and tools used in placemaking. It includes activities, quizes and case studies....

Using Setts In the Public Realm

This is guidance produced by Urban Design London on the use of setts (paving of dressed block or stone) in the public realm and for surfacing carriageways....

Community-led public spaces

This guide from the Cabe team at the Design Council outlines the issues involved in transferring the ownership and management of public space from local authorities to community groups and offers advice based on real case studies from across England....