The government's advisor on architecture, urban design and public space
Public sector clients include local authorities, publicly-funded agencies, healthcare trusts, schools and teachers.
They deliver on a wide range of initiatives, from building schools, health facilities and homes, to improving green spaces - and are vital for the creation of successful places and communities.
We provide best practice guidance, publications and toolkits to support public sector clients. We help to review proposals, give expert feedback and recommend places to visit and people to talk to.
Get help to create better places. Cut through the complexities of climate change with clear priorities for action and see which places are getting it right.
Read our guide to commissioning a building project, covering the four main stages of preparation, design, construction and use.
Discover how to produce better masterplans that lead to the physical, social and economic revival of places.
Transform your schools by following our step-by-step journey through the design and building process, from vision to completion.
Understand how to create and run a successful design review panel, and read our tips for its day-to-day operation.
Browse our design task group events, which discuss the big issues affecting housing growth and housing market renewal.
Refresh your urban design skills on our annual four-day course for professionals.
Find out more about our intensive three-day learning and development programme for green space managers.
Use our free and practical community engagement toolkit to help measure the quality of your public spaces.
Setting housing, regeneration and planning policy.
Delivering the Building Schools for the Future programme.
National standard for well-designed homes and neighbourhoods.
Professional institute dedicated to parks and green spaces.