Street scene

Areas chosen to share Safer Streets Fund

04/06/2021

The Government has announced the 40 areas that will share more than £18m to make streets safer and crack down on neighbourhood crime.

Harrow Council to remove two Streetspace schemes

04/05/2021

Harrow Council’s cabinet has decided to remove two of three Transport for London (TfL) Streetspace schemes designed to support people to socially distance and encourage active travel during lockdown.

Proving permeable paving

26/04/2021

New research highlights the major benefits of permeable paving for green infrastructure in the public realm, Chris Hodson reports.

All-female team create new guide to support safer public spaces

26/04/2021

A new guide to help local authorities create safer journeys for women has been published.

Report calls for a 'connected recovery' from pandemic

24/03/2021

Safer and more welcoming public spaces would help people reconnect post-COVID-19, MPs and peers have argued.

'Welcome back' fund launched for high streets and coastal areas

22/03/2021

Councils will receive £56m to help high streets and seaside resorts open safely this summer.

Mayor and TfL seek to appeal Streetspace judgement

11/02/2021

London mayor Sadiq Khan and Transport for London (TfL) have applied to appeal a court ruling that deemed their Streetspace for London Plan unlawful.

Council approves memorial for victims of Manchester Arena bombing

22/01/2021

A ‘calm and peaceful’ memorial for the 22 people who were killed in the 2017 Manchester terror attack has been approved by the council.

Could safe pedestrianisation secure a greener more prosperous future after COVID?

13/01/2021

Deborah Ainscough discusses the potential benefits of temporary pedestrianisation for local authorities and the safety considerations for pedestrianisation planning.

The winners of the 2020 Street Design Awards

18/12/2020

To end the year on a positive note, we are delighted to announce the winners of the 2020 Street Design Awards.

Waltham Forest Council announces five new School Streets schemes

17/11/2020

Waltham Forest Council is announcing a further five new School Streets following air quality monitoring that suggests the scheme has a ‘significant’ impact on NO2 concentrations.

How councils can use landscaping to maintain social distancing and safety

22/09/2020

Saul Huxley explores how councils can use different landscaping methods to incorporate social distancing into public spaces.

Planning reforms present 'dangers' for disabled peopled, Lord Holmes warns

07/07/2020

The relaxation of planning rules poses 'serious dangers' for disabled people, Lord Holmes has warned.

Changing the face of public realm design post-Covid

30/06/2020

What has Covid taught us about public realm? Peter Hogg explores.

Delivering a better post-pandemic public realm

25/06/2020

Chris Hodson explores how established and new techniques can help transform streets and public spaces to meet new challenges.

Council to remove Robert Baden-Powell statue from Poole

11/06/2020

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council is removing a statue of Robert Baden-Powell today from Poole Quay.

Sharpening the commercial edge image

Sharpening the commercial edge

The case for well-managed council commercial activity is one that needs to be defended if we want a mature and sustainable local state, argues Jonathan Werran.
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