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Duncan Sim in LGC

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.

Mike Saunders – Meeting in the Middle: A Grounded Approach to the London Plan

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.

Duncan Sim in the Municipal Journal

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.

Graham Duxbury – Start in the Park

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.

Noel Farrer – Protectionism does not serve beauty

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

Duncan Sim in Local Government Chronicle

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.

Aaron O’Dowling-Keane – Democratising Beauty

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.

Ben Bolgar – Transforming Lives by Creating Beauty

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.

Richard Tracey – The Landscape for Prosperity

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.

Caroline Julian in the New Statesman

21 January 2016

The right to live in a beautiful place is more important than you think

Duncan Sim on Conservative Home

27 November 2015

Direct Planning: the what, the why, and the wider significance

Nicholas Boys Smith on ResPublica Disraeli Room

20 November 2015

The Direct Planning (Pilot) Bill – Changing the Question

Duncan Sim on Conservative Home

23 July 2015

Communities should have a local right to beauty

David Janner-Klausner on ResPublica Disraeli Room

19 July 2015

Beauty and influence in the new local paradigm

Mike Wilkins on ResPublica Disraeli Room

15 December 2014

Architecture and Happiness – or who deserves good design?