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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 fascinate 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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  • If early engagement is such a great thing, why isn’t everyone doing it?

    If early engagement is such a great thing, why isn’t everyone doing it?

    The original version of this article, jointly authored with Kathie Pollard of the Scottish Land Commission, was published on the Land Commission website on 15 June 2020. This version has been slightly updated. Research aims The principle of early public engagement is enshrined in recent major reforms to Scottish planning and land reform policy. The […]

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