Neighbourhoods exhibiting sustainable characteristics will increase, rather than decrease, in value over time.
This report was commissioned by The Prince’s Foundation to add to the understanding of the financial implications of pursuing development using sustainable principles, and to review the added-value that such development can bring.
The Prince’s Foundation is an educational charity which exists to improve the quality of people’s lives by teaching and practising timeless and ecological ways of planning, designing and building.
The Academy of Urbanism, a PLACEmakingsupporter, is creating a body of evidence-based enquiry that can ‘inform
our goal to identify and deliver best practice in urbanism’. Its programme of ‘learning from place’ is a key component
of this drive, and regular study visits and seminars are key to success. The latest session on this theme, held in March 2009, took in visits to the Brunswick Centre, London WC1, and to Kings Place, N1, followed by analysis of a new London quarter that is taking shape: King’s Cross Central.
The aim was to explore how such ambitious developer-led regeneration can proceed and bring about neighbourhood
renewal in today’s challenging times.
The zero carbon growth regeneration of Elephant & Castle, London, is based on an understanding of key spatial implications: access to transport, energy, education and housing: The vision for Elephant & Castle is to create a high density, sustainable town centre that makes the most of its highly accessible location on the edge of central London
The Dove Lane project in St Paul’s, Bristol, encouraged a collaborative approach in two ways: an innovative community consultation plan engaged the public, while the development partners signed a Planning Performance Agreement (PPA). By Jim Weddell, urban design director at RPS
Collaborative practice between artists and urban designers produces creative solutions for urban environments; enhancing the quality of urban design and creating imaginative environments that reflect local identity and meet communities’ needs.
RUDI and Public Art South West (PASW) presented a one-day conference with the aim of informing, challenging and debating collaborative practice in the realm of contemporary art and urban design.
Multimedia presentations from the day, featuring sound, graphics, slides and video, are available to view
The masterplan for a new neighbourhood, Ordsall Riverside in Salford, aims to avoid piecemeal development and to create a vibrant mixed use waterfront quarter providing continued employment opportunities and riverside living. By Hugo Nowell
Through a combination of research and practical experience in the UK and Europe, URBED has built up unique insights into achieving the goals of ‘eco towns’. Lessons from new suburbs in the Netherlands and Germany inform the density debate and the challenges new housing must address, says Dr Nicholas Falk
What lessons do our distinctive and historic town centres have to offer placemakers today? How can we better adapt them for new uses in terms of design, density, functionality and sustainability? By Lucy Tennyson
With the 2014 Commonwealth Games on the horizon, the opportunity to deliver radical and far-reaching ‘place change’ in one of Glasgow’s most deprived communities is considerable, says Stephen Tucker
The South Devon College Campus regeneration scheme, Torquay, features bespoke house designs and an integrated public realm that balances the needs of traffic and parking, says Christopher Wilson
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