The value of public art

May 22, 2014By Julie LamingArchitecture, Design, Public Art, Regeneration

Short and sweet this week, just like me.  Public Art is one of those aspects of the planning and design process that most people just don’t get.  Not all clients see the intrinsic value of this, particularly when forced into providing this by over eager LPAs at ridiculous cost during a time of economic constraints. … Read More

It’s good to talk: the benefits of the consultation process. Part 1 pre app

May 14, 2014By Julie LamingConsultation, Stakeholder

It’s good to talk and the consultation process is an important part of the planning process, be it for a development proposal, policy production, site allocations or highways works.  Consultation moves through the primary evolution of a scheme, through the determination process, discharge of conditions and obligations, through construction and to potentially even when a … Read More

Planning for excitement and adventure

May 6, 2014By Julie LamingArchitecture, Design, Health and Wellbeing, Heritage, Public Art, Regeneration

Today’s blog post is not really about planning as such, or architecture or urban design.  It is more about how the temporary or permanent use of a building, place or space can be aesthetically and emotionally transformative when used in a totally unexpected, exciting or adventurous way. Having just experienced an amazing Bank Holiday weekend … Read More