Play Streets

Richard Crutchley is an associate and Katja Stille is a director at Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design. by Richard Crutchley I've been involved in running a play street for several years, and have had experience of other play streets across London and elsewhere.  Combined with my role at Tibbalds, and a desire to see more … Continue reading Play Streets

Making people-friendly places

Together with the Urban Design Group and other organisations, Tibbalds have launched a campaign to put people at the heart of urban design, planning and engineering.  Katja Stille, Tibbalds' Director and Executive Board Member of the Urban Design Group, sets out what the campaign is and what it seeks to achieve, and reflects on the legacy … Continue reading Making people-friendly places

Making Connections

Tibbalds' Director, Katja Stille, considers the recent Transport for New Homes report, which examines whether our aspirations for better connected new places promoting healthier, more active lifestyles and connected communities are actually being realised in the new places we are building. by Katja Stille Transport for New Homes in its recent report is of course … Continue reading Making Connections

A Design Code for Healthier Living

Northstowe is a new town in Cambridgeshire, promoted by Gallagher and Homes and Communities Agency (HCA). It will be the home of around 25,000 people and is one of the NHS’s Healthy New Towns (HNT). The objectives of this programme are to go beyond existing good practice and develop new and creative approaches that offer … Continue reading A Design Code for Healthier Living

Design Codes as a tool for delivery

Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design has recently been appointed by the HCA to develop Design Codes for Phase 2 of the Northstowe development near Cambridge. The Design Code will build on information contained in the outline application and deliver a comprehensive guide that will determine the aesthetic of the second phase of development, including street … Continue reading Design Codes as a tool for delivery

Advice: How to maximise the placemaking benefits of transport

Setting clear guidelines for the quality and character of incoming transport infrastructure can help ensure regeneration benefits are realised, says Katja Stille We know that public transport improvements can have a substantial impact on local economies. Stations, in particular, can be an important catalyst for change – whether individual transit points or large scale projects … Continue reading Advice: How to maximise the placemaking benefits of transport