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RIBA, CIH, LGA & RTPI launch programme to support placemaking

Posted: 13th December 2018

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH), Local Government Association (LGA) and Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) have today launched Future Place: a joint two-phase initiative to recognise, reward and encourage high quality placemaking in England.

Phase one will highlight the vital role that Local Planning Authorities play in creating great places to live and work by celebrating best practice examples and the potential of placemaking in England.

The RIBA, CIH, LGA and RTPI have launched an open call for Local Authorities who are working with public, private or voluntary sector partners to deliver exemplary placemaking visions – regardless of size or budget.

From the open call submissions, the selected exemplars will be announced at the UK Government's stand at MIPIM 2019, the world's leading property expo (12-15 March).

The Future Places selection will be chosen by an expert panel based on how they propose to improve and enhance people’s lives, community wellbeing and sustainable environments.

In phase two of the Future Place programme, Local Authorities will be asked to nominate two Future Place- Makers from their team to participate in a leadership programme; a digital resource will then be created to share best practice and processes.

By sharing innovative approaches to funding, design and delivery, the Future Place programme aims to demonstrate the potential and necessary conditions for successful placemaking in England.

The open call for expressions of interest is open until 22 January 2019. For more information on how you can take part visit