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Planning and Design Quality

Planning And Design Quality CoverThe Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has always seen design quality and place making as being at the heart of planning. However, the Institute's survey of planners in early 2019 revealed that while the vast majority of planners want to engage more in both, they consider that the current system makes this difficult. In this paper, we report more of the findings from this survey, and offer recommendations for improving design quality and place making through planning.

Please note 

This paper primarily applies to England however the topics discussed are applicable across the United Kingdom.

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1) Executive summary
2) Introduction
3) Achieving quality design
4) International best practice
5) Engaging with communities and stakeholders
6) Design methods
7) Recommendations

Report authors:

Maggie Baddeley and Merlin Tolley

RTPI - Royal Town Planning Institute

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