26 June 2017
Politicians must build beauty into housing policy
Before the election, both the Conservatives and Labour focused on the affordability and supply of housing, and rightly so – despite the most recent figures showing the highest level of new housing delivery since 2008, the UK is still failing to meet the over 200,000 new homes we need annually.
01 November 2016
As the Mayor of London sets out his new vision for housing in London, Mike Saunders, CEO of Commonplace, makes the case for Londoners to be empowered via new technology to put forward their own visions.
06 October 2016
Planning for Prosperity
According to Government statistics, more than 200 Neighbourhood Plans have now been approved through local referenda. A further 1,900 neighbourhood plan areas have been designated, the first step in the neighbourhood plan creation process.
03 August 2016
Chief Executive of Groundwork UK, Graham Duxbury, celebrates the impact parks can have on our lives
Close your eyes and think back to a place from your childhood in which you were happy.
26 July 2016
Noel Farrer, Past President of the Landscape Institute and Creative Director of Farrer Huxley Associates, argues that approaching beauty through the lens of conservation cannot achieve its provision for all
I read with interest ResPublica’s report A Community Right to Beauty.
24 May 2016
Whitehall’s attitude to St Ives’ poll shows little regard for localism
Among the community rights introduced in the Localism Act 2011, perhaps the most significant was neighbourhood planning.
06 May 2016
Spacehive’s Aaron O’Dowling-Keane explains how crowdfunding turned a disused flyover into an elevated park
ResPublica’s report ‘A Community Right to Beauty’ reveals what we’ve always really known but no-one was talking about – that beauty in all its wonderful, subjective glory is important.
28 April 2016
The Prince’s Foundation’s Ben Bolgar sets out the transformative effect beauty can have on people’s lives
ResPublica’s call to arms for the democratisation of beauty strikes a chord with The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community.
28 April 2016
Richard Tracey of Atlantic Gateway Parklands examines how cities can benefit from beauty in their rural surroundings
In their 2011 book Edgelands, Paul Farley and Michael Symmons Roberts set out to explore the wilderness on our doorstep – the forgotten spaces and wasted lands in, around and between our major cities.
21 January 2016
The right to live in a beautiful place is more important than you think
27 November 2015
Direct Planning: the what, the why, and the wider significance
20 November 2015
The Direct Planning (Pilot) Bill – Changing the Question
23 July 2015
Communities should have a local right to beauty
19 July 2015
Beauty and influence in the new local paradigm
15 December 2014
Architecture and Happiness – or who deserves good design?