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Apostrophe ‘lives on’ in North Yorkshire

17/05/2024

North Yorkshire Council is ditching plans to stop using apostrophes on street signs and has promised to reinstate the punctuation mark on a controversial sign.

North Yorkshire to drop apostrophes from street signs

07/05/2024

Apostrophes will be omitted from street signs produced by North Yorkshire Council to the dismay of residents and grammarians alike.

Places must adapt for ageing population, says Whitty

13/11/2023

Places and infrastructure must be adapted to support an ageing population, particularly in rural areas, according to England's chief medical officer.

Eurovision and the importance of culture

04/07/2023

Claire McColgan, director of Culture Liverpool, discusses the role of culture in place making, the topic of her talk today at the LGA annual conference.

Making communities dementia friendly

01/06/2023

To ensure our communities are inclusive, it is important that all places are dementia friendly, writes Ailidh Aikman, Dementia Services Development Centre.

Council unveils plans to make Carlisle ‘more vibrant’

01/06/2023

Cumberland Council has unveiled plans to make Carlisle city centre ‘more vibrant and welcoming’.

Regeneration partnerships: Perspective and vision

26/07/2022

Alexandros Marcoulides makes a number of recommendations to help councils ensure partnerships with the private sector succeed.

Where does place-making fit into post-pandemic life?

27/01/2022

Merton LBC has completed its widest-ever engagement programme on what a post-pandemic borough in south London looks like. Council leader Mark Allison and CEO Hannah Doody explain.

Local councils call for access to same funding pots as principal authorities

12/01/2022

Parish and town council leaders have called for local councils to have access to the same funding initiatives as principal authorities.

Council launches new placemaking company

10/11/2021

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council has launched a new placemaking company to drive forward stewardship-led regeneration.

Londoners top list of people most satisfied with where they live

29/04/2021

Residents of built up commuter and ‘affluent’ towns, particularly those living in London, are the most satisfied with where they live, according to new research.

Tactical urbanism

17/04/2020

Nathan Coyle calls on councils to build on community cohesion and have conversations about tactical urbanism when Covid-19 restrictions are over.

Rethinking the town centre

31/07/2019

Andrea Arnall explains how local authorities can maximise the potential of town centre regeneration and attract investment.

Northern Powerhouse: The first five years

01/07/2019

The Northern Powerhouse has celebrated its fifth birthday. But what is it, and what has it achieved? Mark Whitehead investigates.

Why we need place-shaping technologies

28/06/2019

Michael White of BT looks at how digital technology can enhance placeshaping.

The future of town halls

28/06/2019

Jamie Coath explains how councils can unlock the potential of town halls to deliver social value and revenue.

Rebalancing the economy: our time is now

27/06/2019

Nigel Wilcock calls for a different approach to tackle regional imbalances in economic growth.

The winners of the 2019 Street Design Awards

26/06/2019

From the restoration of a historic burial site to a successful and innovative road safety scheme, the winners of the 2019 Street Design Awards have been revealed.

How councils can transform neglected town centres

25/06/2019

Karle Burford discusses how local authorities can utilise effective placemaking and masterplanning to succesfully regenerate neglected town centres.

How local authorities see their role in place-shaping

17/06/2019

The MJ and BT recently conducted a survey among local authority directors into their perceptions of place and their role in enhancing it with the aid of digital technology.

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How to tackle London’s housing crisis

Piali Das Gupta, London Councils’ Strategy Director – London’s Future, looks at what the new government should do to solve the capital’s housing shortage.
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