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Design and access statements: how to write read and use them

Practical advice on getting the best from statements to help deliver well-designed, inclusive places.

Urban green nation: building the evidence base

No one knows exactly how many green spaces there are in our urban areas, where they are, who owns them or what condition they are in.

Grey to Green: How we shift funding and skills to green our cities

Green infrastructure does not receive anything like the investment or management that goes into grey infrastructure.

Design review: principles and practice

Design review is a tried and tested method of promoting good design and a cost-effective way of improving quality.

Simpler and better: housing design in everyone's interest

Is it too much to believe that all new homes can be good enough everywhere? Why has this proved so difficult in the past and what can we do to change it?