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 SAVE THE DATE for  “BIG MEET 10 – Housing Design Quality” on Wednesday 13/11/2019 at  University of LondonThe event  will include the launch of Place Alliance’s latest work: “A Housing Design Audit for England“.


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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

The Guardian – Is housing design and planning safe in the Tories’ hands?

The Guardian – Is housing design and planning safe in the Tories’ hands?

Inspired by the late philosopher Roger Scruton, the government talks about beauty, but promotes ugly development. If they’re serious about good design, they need a theory that’s not skin-deep. The Bartlett School of Planning has meanwhile reported that most new housing is “just not meeting the basic requirements for civilised living”. New developments, it says, lack amenities such as green space, playgrounds and access to shops. Read more →