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Places to Go: A summary of research evidence on play space for young people

Places to Go - A summary of research evidence

Safer streets, neighbourhoods which embrace children playing in them and a public transport system that is affordable and takes young people where they want to go are all essential in a civilised public realm. Until recently, these have not received the attention that they should. ‘Things to do and places to go’ were recognised as important in Every Child Matters, but a programme of change in the delivery of statutory services was slow to realise that some outcomes could only be delivered by changes to public infrastructure and public space.

This document highlights the change that needs to happen to deliver the sspirations of the Children’s Plan.

Planning for Biodiversity as climate changes - BRANCH project Final Report

Planning for Biodiversity as climate changes - BRANCH project Final Report

BRANCH stands for Biodiversity Requires Adaptation in North West Europe under a Changing climate.

BRANCH evidence confirms that there is an urgent need for spatial planners to act now to ensure that wildlife can respond to the impacts of climate change. This report summarises the project’s research findings and recommends how current planning practices should be improved to incorporate adaptation to climate change.