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Helping Communities to Bring Vacant Land Back into Use

Nikola Miller, Planning Policy and Practice Officer at RTPI Scotland, reports on a new national programme to bring derelict land back into temporary use… 370 more words


Placemaking: comparing Beaumont St and Darby St

Both these streets have become “places”, through the growth of cafés and popular eateries as well as a variety of boutique stores. They are also both strip shopping streets for local inner city suburbs and both have a clearly demarcated zone, defined by major intersections and the presence of cafés and restaurants, where traffic is most concentrated and where close mingling of pedestrians, car drivers and cyclists is most likely to take place. 408 more words


Two quotes from Indian author and activist Arundhati Roy are on my mind tonight. First the disturbing.

“Either way, change will come. It could be bloody, or it could be beautiful.

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Planning for an older population

By Dick Carlisle, AICP
Written for the July, 2014 “Township Focus,” the official publication of the Michigan Townships Association

May 8, 2014. One day, two newspapers. 2,631 more words

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Placemaking in Newcastle: Bank Corner

I’ve become increasingly interested in placemaking here, in observing the different local places that have become earmarked as such and wondering how they have become “places” and why some places are more successful than others. 390 more words

A Place Worth Coming Home To

In my last post I made the argument that in order to build a legacy, LeBron James needed to root himself deeply in community, to become as closely associated with Cleveland as Michael Jordan was with Chicago. 550 more words


Scotland's Best Place

by Heather Cameron

Dundee waterfront has been voted as the winner of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Scotland’s Best Places initiative, beating Loch Lomond and the West Highland Way to the title of ‘best place’ in Scotland. 695 more words

Planning, Development And Property