News & Updates

What’s New

Welcome to the Place Alliance’s news room, where you can find out the latest news, read our past Press Releases, sign up for our Newsletter and contact our Communications team.

New Projects

This summer Place Alliance is working on two new research projects which results will be published in the autumn: a National Housing Design Audit and a research to determine what design governance infrastructure is being utilised by the local authorities included in the audit.


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Press Releases

Find out more about Place Alliance campaigns and our work on place quality issues. For any media enquiry or interview request please email Victoria Howard, Communications Manager at the Bartlett School of Planning.


Place Alliance in the Press

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 →