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January 25, 2018

The Orthodox Model for Locating New Development

The planning system has, since its inception, directed most new development to cities, towns and larger villages in the expectation that these were the most sustainable places for it. The idea is that by...

October 25, 2017

A perspective from the UK...

The Concept

Planning Perspective

The planning system has a basic orthodoxy - that development, in round terms, is less desirable than leaving land undeveloped. Development, then, is intrinsically harmful but required to meet...

October 23, 2017

This site is the home for the concept of Regenerative Settlement, something I have been working on for over a year now.

I am a geographer and a planner, who has tussled with the question of why new development, allowed by the planning system, often ma...

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