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We live our lives through places. They shape how we live, they give us memories, and they bear witness to the major events of our lives. Little wonder, then, that changing places can be so charged and controversial...more

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From the nooks and crannies of inner cities to unspoilt coasts and mountains, places fascinates me. So does how we shape them. In Britain, there are few places that are untouched by humanity....more

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Planning is the art of making good places. It involves managing change, but it should not just be regarded as simply to stop things – the common view of what planning has become. Good planning should also be...more

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  • creating a buzz: the collaborative city centre

    creating a buzz: the collaborative city centre

    One thing I love about Glasgow city centre is the buzz: people everywhere, events in the street, new places to visit. In my professional life as an urban planner, I’m really interested in how to help make that buzz even better. Planning is often thought of as a legalistic activity, regulating new development. But it […]

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