Drawing on research carried out for Public Practice during a year-long placement in LB Havering, Rachel Hearn reflects on the role pre-apps can play in securing good design, the challenges local authorities and applicants face when it comes to pre-apps, and how these services could be improved for all.
One of the most significant challenges for community-led housing (CLH) development is access to land. In the long-term, an approach for securing private sites will be needed, but the conversation today is all about using public land. It’s often suggested that local authorities can support groups by making sites available … Read more
Our latest Spotlight is a guest post from authors Molly Strauss, Principal Policy and Programme Officer – Growth and Infrastructure; Peter Kemp, Planning Change Manager; and Theo Blackwell, Chief Digital Officer at the Great London Authority. As part of the Mayor’s Smart London work, efforts are underway to improve the … Read more
Just visited my old stomping grounds in Moab, Utah, pop. 5,200. A uranium town, adventure sport hub and now second-home magnet, this joyous mash-up of rednecks, hippies and everyone in between has boomed and busted repeatedly. It’s now at risk of becoming a municipal cautionary tale. After years of … Read more