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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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We believe that:

  • 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 : Planning for the Future of Small and Medium Sized Towns - free RTPI event Colwyn Bay 17th September - to register see 28/08/2014 - 11:56

@rtpiknowledge : Knowledge-based land use and transport planning - @Planning_theory paper short-listed for 2014 AESOP Prize, free at 26/08/2014 - 10:33

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