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Bermondsey Spa RTPI Planning Awards 2010Design blends architecture, landscape architecture, and planning together to make groups of buildings, neighbourhoods, and whole settlements functional, attractive to live in and sustainable.

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  • good design is at the heart of a sustainable community
  • the impacts of climate change are such that we must be more attentive to design issues and the need to accommodate adaptation
  • planning and design are society's essential tools for making successful and enjoyable places that will provide a high quality of life, economic growth and environmental protection
  • the design element of planning provides a vehicle for communities to identify, protect and enhance the assets that matter to them and retain the distinctiveness of their area.

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@rtpiknowledge : Peter James@WelshGovernment : partnership between councils, housing associations, etc has been a key aspect of regeneration in North Wales 17/09/2014 - 03:44

@rtpiknowledge : Rob Dix from @ConwyCBC presents the outcomes and lessons learnt from Colwyn Bay regeneration in North Wales @ESPONontheRoad 17/09/2014 - 03:21

@rtpiknowledge : Rob Atkinson: Wales and Catalonia are among the regions with appropriate powers which have recognised the key role of towns @ESPONontheRoad 17/09/2014 - 02:07