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Future Place

Future Place copyright  Nerea Bermejo Olaizola

Future Place - unlocking the potential of places

The Future Place programme is an initiative designed to unlock placemaking potential at local level by supporting innovative design solutions, delivery models and collaboration through interdisciplinary expert advice, capacity building, and knowledge sharing.

The programme is delivered in partnership between the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), Local Government Association (LGA) with Local Partnerships, Homes England, the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) to focus and coordinate the combined placemaking resource and capacity on places which are at the right point in the process to benefit from an injection of future thinking.

The five 2019 Future Places were all determined to deliver meaningful change which will enhance people's lives, improve community wellbeing and create sustainable environments. While each place is very different, they all work in collaboration with public, private or voluntary sector partners to develop and advance innovative placemaking strategies.

The lessons learned from the engagement of the partners in each of the Future Places have been evaluated for the benefit of other local authorities and placemaking practitioners. This knowledge sharing resource includes a film documenting the process, case studies and the report Unlocking the Potential of Places.


2019 project report

Read our report, 'Unlocking the Potential of Places', to find out more about the lessons learned on the Future Place project.

You can also find out how we selected architects to work on the project.


Get in touch

For any questions or more information about Future Place, please send us an email

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