Planning

Should cities be turning golf courses into parks?

Another unlikely question raised by the pandemic.

Here’s how cities can protect creative industries from gentification

A proposal for better funding of cultural infrastructure.

The movement to democratise London’s public spaces

How do you create a city for everyone?

“Gleaming skyscrapers built alongside medieval churches”

The Corporation of London’s chair of planning, on the future of the City.

“The housing crisis can’t be solved without urban land reform”

A Labour councillor in Southwark says It’s the land, stupid.

American cities are in crisis. So why is Richard Florida exporting their lessons?

The guru of the “creative class” thinks the developing world should follow America’s lead.

Why I wrote an alternative masterplan for Newport, South Wales

Not just another post-industrial city.

In defence of ‘brownfield-first’ housing policies

The co-ordinator of the Smart Growth UK coalition on the case for prioritising brownfield sites.

Can better planning fix the problems that led to Brexit?

The best of the 2018 Awards for Planning Excellence.

Place-making sounds woolly – but it’s the key to fixing a divided Britain

The Royal Town Planning Institute on why we need more, well, planning.

Don't build castles without planning permission: a cautionary tale

A man's home is his illegal mock Tudor castle.

The housing bill doesn’t go far enough. It’s time to build on the green belt

By 2020, we're going to have 2m homes fewer than we need.

Privately owned public space isn’t all bad – and 6 other lessons from planning research

Apparently you can use theatre to teach planning. Huh.

If London's housing "opportunity areas" are to succeed, its planning system will need reform

Fiscal devolution and simpler rules could unlock 300,000 new homes.

Which cities have the neatest grid systems?

Clue: definitely not London.

Here's how we solve the housing crisis

Just 5% of the green belt could provide 1.4m homes, says Centre for Cities report

Could a planning app increase citizen engagement?

Better than a sign on a lamppost.

How to make the green belt productive - but keep it green

Green investment zones could enable agriculture, leisure, even energy production.

9 things we learnt from The Map That Made Manhattan

The Commissioners' Plan of 1811: the world's most successful urban planning document.

A judge tells Houston to get a zoning code

The City with No Limits has been asked to draw some.