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A recent event organised by the Public Art think tank Ixia focussed on this aspect of the National Planning Policy Framework

The notion of ‘cultural well-being’ has been inserted into the National Planning Policy Framework as a result of the effor... Read more...

A recent event at the Hackney House in Shoreditch reminded me of the importance of 'genius loci.'

For many years Hackney seemed like a place on the edge. The council was radical and spend-thrift, and the place seethed with ethnic tensions. The per... Read more...

Urban summit calls for power shift

The book Why Nations Fail presents an interesting comment on what lies at the heart of delivering prosperity. The authors’ theory is that it is down to the nature of a country’s political institutions. I was remi... Read more...

‘Hubs’ and ‘libraries’ reflect some shared thinking

Whether there is a future for libraries has been a topic of much debate over the last year. While Local authorities are under a statutory responsibility to provide a ‘comprehensive and efficient’... Read more...

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