Learning from the past, building for the future.

10 Essays to Shape Future Places is a contemporary collection of thoughts and calls to action from built environment experts, influencers and stakeholders. Each essay looks to answer the question: how can we shape future places for the greater good?

Generating employment should be a priority over housing

Richard Harrington

Business as usual won’t deliver the housing we need

Michelle Hannah

Population growth and political mathematics form a potent combination that demands a new approach to big sites

James Scott

A shared national vision for placemaking requires a national conversation

Mike Harris

Can placemaking be private sector led?

Alex Notay

Can we solve the housing crisis and build great places?

Louise Wyman

New build is fundamental to achieving placemaking

Ian Tipton

Placemaking today needs to create purpose for our lives in the future

Steve Connor

Green spaces are the primary driver of wellbeing

Kevin McGeough

Technology is the enabler not the outcome

Jacqui Taylor

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