Future Place is a programme which unlocks placemaking potential at a local level. Through interdisciplinary expert advice and capacity building, the programme supports innovative design solutions, delivery models and collaboration.
Future Place is delivered in partnership between the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), Local Government Association (LGA) with Local Partnerships, Homes England, Historic England, the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), focusing the resources and knowhow of these organisations to advance future thinking on regeneration and placemaking.
Five Future Places were selected to participate in the 2019 programme. Benefiting from Partner input, they were able to accelerate the resolution of local regeneration challenges and unlock transformational change. Lessons learned from those projects are available to local authorities and placemaking practitioners through a project report and detailed case studies (please see below).
In 2020, Future Place is exploring how economic regeneration and placemaking can help build back better after the COVID-19 pandemic. Through a series of blogs and panel discussions, the programme homes in on the role played by ‘place’ in the well-being of communities and the economic performance of towns and cities.