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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  • 20 Minute Neighbourhoods in the Highlands and Islands

    20 Minute Neighbourhoods in the Highlands and Islands

    Can 20 Minute Neighbourhoods work in the Highlands and Islands? Yes! During the first half of 2022, Ines Triebel of WMUD and I have been exploring two questions for HITRANS and Sustrans: What could a 20 Minute Neighbourhood look like in a rural and island context? What would need to happen for a rural settlement […]

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