Talks and interviews

Appealing design, evidence from English design based planning appeals

Urban design governance

The thorny question of the privatisation of public space

The Existential crisis of traditional shopping streets

A similar talk given at the OECD can be viewed here

The Design Deficit, design skills and design governance approaches in English planning authorities

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Public Places Urban Spaces, 3rd edition (what is in it?)

Home comforts, stress testing our homes and neighbourhoods during lockdown


Design codes, the opportunity

Place Value – UN-Habitat Global Urban Lecture

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The same talk given at TEDxWarwick can be viewed here

Housing and neighbourhoods during Covid-19 lockdown (BBC interview)

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The marketisation of design governancescreenshot-2020-09-23-at-13.57.07

The economic benefits of walking and cycling (NLA interview)

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Weighing up the White Paper (Monocle interview)

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Housing Design Audit 2020: Why is there such variation in practice?

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Housing Design Audit 2020: What are we delivering?

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Urban Design Governance and Place ValueScreenshot 2019-12-12 at 13.24.39

The Problems, Potential and Complexities of Mixed Streets: The London Case (OECD talk)

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An earlier version of this talk can be found here

Podcast: Place Value and Place Quality

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Councillors’ Attitudes to Residential DesignScreenshot 2019-06-15 at 09.18.39

The Place shaping Continuum: A theory of urban design processScreenshot 2018-12-13 at 17.29.54

Design and the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)
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Enquiries in Street Design

Enquiries in street design

Design Governance: The CABE Experiment (book launch)


About the Place Alliance

Place Alliance

The Design Dimension of Planning (20 years on)

Bartlett School of Planning Centenary Lecture


The Place-shaping Continuum: A Theory of Urban Design Process (BSP podcast)udcontinuum

Interview about Explorations in Urban Design: An Urban Design Research Primer


Design coding: Diffusion of Practice in Englandudgplay