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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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  • barriers to community engagement in planning – an issue of trust

    barriers to community engagement in planning – an issue of trust

    When I first heard of the Scottish Government’s proposed research into barriers to engagement in planning - linked to the ongoing review of the planning system - I expected the barriers would relate to access to information, too much jargon, and outmoded communications channels like statutory notices. How wrong I was! As part of the […]

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