This book expands on the design policies found in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and Planning Practice Guidance (PPG) and provides up to date explanations, examples, top tips and practical advice to help the reader understand and apply national policies and guidance.
The book is structured in an easy to use fashion, with general principles and concepts described in Part 1, and Part 2 explaining how these can be applied to particular development types, such as housing, public space or tall buildings.
This book has been written by a team of experts. Together, the contributions combine knowledge and expertise to showcase an established, common and practical approach to delivering better urban spaces, not just in London but throughout the UK and abroad.
The book will be invaluable for planners, councillors, highway engineers and anyone involved in planning, creating or changing places.
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What people have been saying about The Design Companion for Planning and Placemaking…
“A marvellously comprehensive guide to the complexities of planning. Clearly written and well-illustrated, it is an essential companion for all those involved in the environment game – designers, developers, politicians, as well as local communities” – Peter Murray, Chairman, New London Architecture
“This comprehensive book is a must for everyone involved in Planning & Placemaking. It really is designed as a companion and should be readily at hand to inform the many discussions that are essential to everyday decision making” – Colin J Davis RIBA MRTPI CIHT
“This resource helps to highlight the critical role that design must play in navigating some of the complex urban policies, processes, and projects that shape our cities. Quality urban design is at the heart of how safe, healthy, resilient, sustainable, equitable, and livable our future cities are and planners will now have at hand many practical strategies that they can incorporate into their work at diverse scales” – Sky Duncan, Global Designing Cities, National Association of City Transportation Officials