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20/20 Visions author Charles Campion appointed to Glasgow Place Commission: considering how design can make a better Glasgow

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The Place Commission, led by Glasgow’s City Urbanist, Professor Brian Evans, held it’s first meeting on Wednesday 13 November 2019. The Place Commission for Glasgow can be seen as an ongoing conversation with the city’s communities, developers, designers and other partners to consider how the built environment can best respond…

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Glasgow Place Commission Launched

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Speaking on the final day of the Glasgow United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) conference on city living, Professor Brian Evans, Glasgow’s City Urbanist, has announced the setting up of the Place Commission. The Commission will be an ongoing collaborative conversation with Glasgow’s communities, developers, designers and other partners…

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Ian Harvey from Civic Voice announces ‘Community Planning Forum’ as part of campaign for a greater voice for communities in planning

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Ian Harvey, Executive Director at Civic Voice, has announced that the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Civic Societies is establishing a ‘Community Planning Forum’ – an independent cross-party group to look at what a ‘meaningful voice for communities in the planning system should look like’. The forum will call on…

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National Charrette Institute discussed collaboration strategies at CNU 27.Louisville Conference

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The Congress for New Urbanism hosted their annual conference, CNU 27.Louisville, June 12-15, 2019, in Kentucky. On Thursday, June 13, National Charrette Institute’s (NCI) director Holly Madill participated in a panel session on “Working Toward Yes: Dealing with Divided Communities”. Participants were able to learn from the real-world experiences of…

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IAP2 Australasia leads call for 2020 to be declared UN International Year of Engagement

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The International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) are partnering to promote systematic, quality engagement of stakeholders and the public, to help governments and others who lead and design engagement processes to develop structured, well-planned and meaningful engagement….

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UK high streets need cross sector collaboration and shared Vision developed with local community for better future

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The House of Commons Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee believe UK high streets and town centres can survive and prosper and their recommendations have been published in the “High streets and town centres in 2030″ report. However, the report says that urgent action is required to stop the current deterioration,…

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