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The New Urban Agenda launched

Is it relevant to a typical English town?

The New Urban Agenda launched

A conversation about the New Urban Agenda launched by UN Habitat III just a few weeks ago and what it could mean for the Local Plan of a city like Chelmsford in the UK.

Why a Planning Vision must be really smart

Seven things Smart Planning can do for all of us – Part 1 of 7

Why a Planning Vision must be really smart

No urban settlement should be without a smart vision: the expression of the collective appreciation of the assets and sense of direction of the place in which we live and belong. And to be truly ‘Smart’, the vision should be the essential mandate of the development plan, and pin down what the plan is supposed to try and achieve.

 

Seven things Smart Planning can do for all of us

An Introduction – learning from good coffee choices in the office

Seven things Smart Planning can do for all of us

This post is intended as the Introduction to a series of 7 reflections about why we need Smart Planning for more liveable and prosperous cities. Understood: Smart Planning is not the only thing we need – but it can help… and without it we are considerably worse off, especially in those growing and powerful cities like London or Milan or New York which already have the ‘basics right’.