Place Quality Research
2022 - APPEALING DESIGN
The research in this 2022 report aimed to examine whether the national change of policy on design has had an impact on the conduct of Section 78 Planning Appeals in England. On the evidence presented in Appealing Design, it is time for all local planning authorities to demand better.
2021 - THE DESIGN DEFICIT
A follow up to our 2017 Design Skills Research looking at urban design skills and approaches within England’s local planning authorities, and how they have changed in 5 years time.
2020 - HOME COMFORTS DURING THE COVID-19 LOCKDOWN
A survey of 2,500 households aimed at understanding how well or how poorly the design of our homes and their immediate neighbourhoods supported us during the coronavirus lockdown.
2019 - NATIONAL HOUSING AUDIT
A 2019 Audit based on a design audit of 142 housing developments across England.
2019 - COUNCILLORS ATTITUDES TOWARDS HOUSING DESIGN
Findings of a 2018 national survey of Councillors attitudes to housing design.
2019 - PLACE VALUE & THE LADDER OF PLACE QUALITY
A guide for decision making about the built environment, supported by the Design Network.
2017 - DESIGN REVIEW IN LONDON
360-degree analysis of the diversity of design review practices across London, and the benefits that flow from the high-quality provision.
2017 - DESIGN SKILLS IN LOCAL AUTHORITIES
A national survey of urban design