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Growing a Village

Growing a Village

Commissioned by Country Life guest editor, HRH The Prince of Wales, this article proposes an approach to growing villages that knits into the existing fabric, in contrast the usual approach of a cul-de-sac on the edge that turns its back on the existing community.

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Lean Urbanism in the UK

Lean Urbanism in the UK

This case study presents the argument for focusing policy on encouraging small scale, entrepreneurial development rather than large scale corporate projects, and it examines the barriers to making small possible.

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Continuity and Context

Continuity and Context

Using the Roman City of Lincoln as a case study, this paper makes the case for building anew in a way that is both contextual and expresses continuity with the past, in contrast to the old doctrine of contrast and difference.

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Strasbourg: Heritage and Future Transport

Strasbourg: Heritage and Future Transport

This analysis, overseen by Hank Dittmar and written by Noel Isherwood and Laura Pinzon, analyses the City of Strasbourg‘s integration of historic fabric with modern public transport, finding it to be a commendable approach to favouring the public realm and public life over engineering standards.

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Transit Oriented Development Smart Code Module

Transit Oriented Development Smart Code Module

The Smart Code is a new approach to planning and zoning that focuses on form and on context rather than mainly on use. This module, written by Hank Dittmar with Laura Pinzon, proposes standards for thoroughfares containing public transport routes and outlines the characteristics of transit oriented communities across the urban transect.

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Transport & Neighbourhoods

Transport & Neighbourhoods

This book for the Edge Futures think tank examined the changes required in transport and urban planning if the UK wished to meet 2025 climate targets. It argues that climate friendly communities require making different choices, but that these choices can be attractive and economically productive.

Read the book here.