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


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


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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  • Digital engagement in the pandemic: sharing the learning

    Digital engagement in the pandemic: sharing the learning

    Online community engagement has received increasing attention during the last 2 years.  For some people it means yet more time on Zoom calls, for others it means Surveymonkey and social media.  The truth is that good online engagement should embrace all these things and more - and it should be tailored to suit the situation. […]

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