Urban Design Alliance 2008
Capacitycheck is a method of appraising urban design skills. The booklet details a fairly comprehensive list of topics and roles, which help to assess existing or required skills for a range of uses.
Urban Design Alliance 2001
Placecheck is a widely used method of assessing the qualities of a place, showing what improvements are needed, and focusing people on working together to achieve them.
UDS with Professor Alan Simpson 2010
A 30-year vision for the City of York, the new city beautiful, is based on the city’s historic layers: rivers; walls and gateways; streets and spaces; and parks.
UDS with Professor Alan Simpson 2010
The town charter sets outs the community’s short- to long-term vision to enhance the quality of place; promote cultural activities; improve health and safety; and enhance image and perception.
UDS with Professor Alan Simpson
East Renfrewshire Council 2009
The town charter defines Neilston’s vision to realise sustainable economic growth through renaissance themes and improvement projects. Neilston has been designated as Scotland’s first renaissance town.
Rob Cowan, co-author
CABE and DETR 2000
The government’s design guide explains how the planning system can deal with design and promotes higher design standards. This is probably the UK’s most influential design guidance document.
Scottish Executive 2001
Designing Places sets out the policy context for important areas of planning policy, design guidance, professional practice, and education and training. The aim is to raise standards in urban and rural development.
Rob Cowan, major contributor
Homes and Communities Agency 2007
The widely read compendium summarises the principles of urban design, explains how they can be applied and describes the processes which lead to the creation of successful places.
The Scottish Government 2008
The Planning Advice Note covers the masterplanning process from beginning to end: from understanding the need for masterplanning, to preparing, creating, processing and implements a masterplan.
Illustrated by Lucinda Rogers Streetwise Press 2005
The dictionary is a comprehensive reference for everyone whose business or passion is cities. It defines specialist terms, and explains the essential concepts within the fields of planning, urban design and regeneration.
Rob Cowan, Scott Adams and David Chapman
Thomas Telford 2010
Qualityreviewer is a method that helps planners, councillors, developers, planning applicants and others who shape places to appraise designs and raise standards of design.
Streetwise Press 2010
Plandemonium is a collection of Rob Cowan’s best cartoons which have appeared in the Royal Town Planning Institute’s weekly Planning magazine for more than 20 years and in the architectural press.
Rob Cowan, contributing author
New Village Press 2010
Thirty practitioners across a range of fields have given their perspectives on Jane Jacob’s economic, social and urban planning theories, and their relevance to today’s issues and opportunities.
Rob Cowan, Editor
Context, the journal of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation, is one of the most highly regarded professional publications in the built environment field. Published five times a year, it is available to non-members on subscription.
M. Carmona with David Chapman
Thomas Telford 1996
The book offers a framework for the development of design policies for community strategies, local development frameworks and action plans.
Thomas Telford 2002
The guide helps people use the right tools for the job, and to use them effectively. It is aimed at everyone who plays a part in commissioning, preparing or using guidance, whether as developers, council officers, consultants or politicians.
Rob Cowan with Kelvin Campbell
Urban Exchange 2002
Re:urbanism calls for a new philosophy to underpin the urban renaissance. It points to 10 defects whose solution must be at the heart of a new Charter of Urbanism.
Urban Design Skills
Urban Design Group 2008
This guide explains what design and access statements are for, how to prepare them, and how to use them, encouraging good practice and innovation to raise standards of practice.
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