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Their Mission Statement says: "Sustainable development is a tough agenda that people tend to think of as someone elses job. We help people to treat sustainabilty as an integral part of what they do. Our aim is to help make the ideal practical, working in close partnership with clients and their stakeholders to translate what once seemed like wishful thinking into tangible programmes and achievements. Beyond Green applies the principles of sustainable development to housing, regeneration, place-making, lifestyles, design, and communications. We conceive, plan, design, communicate, consult on, train, develop business models for and help to deliver sustainable developments." Their client list includes: Olympic Delivery Authority, East of England Development Agency, The Housing Corporation, English Partnerships, The London Borough of Islington, Manchester City Council, New East Manchester Ltd (urban regeneration company), The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, Unilever.
Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) is an independent think-doing organisation involved in regeneration, local economic development and local governance. CLES brings together a network of subscribing organisations, which includes regeneration partnerships, local authorities, regional bodies, community groups and voluntary organisations.
Lower Lea Valley, Olympic and Legacy, Compulsory Purchase Order Inquiry website. Objectors submissions available here.
The Olympic Masterplanners' News page.
Joint Planning Authorities Team website for the four Olympic London Boroughs
Community planning specialists.Writing, research, publishing and project consultancy.Helping people improve their environments.
London 2012 page which descibes ODA planning powers and functions
Place branding brings together a range of existing specialisms, in particular those of brand management and development policy, to create a new discipline with equal emphasis on visionary strategy and hands-on implementation. Successful place branding combines the responsible and intelligent application of disciplines and techniques from commercial branding, as well as new leadership and partnership development practices, with a creative approach to established methods of international relations, diplomacy, and policy making.
Planners Network UK (pnuk) is a fledgling organisation seeking to establish a network to support critical thinking about the current state of planning in the UK. We hope that the network can appeal to a broad range of practitioners, academics and activists interested in rearticulating the progressive purpose of planning. Most importantly we hope to establish the basis for connecting all those concerned about the current climate of debate.
Project Mimique seeks to criticise the structural-functionalist paradigm that planning inhabits to advance a wider opposition to Blairite post-Fordist, post-Fascist, social democracy, its techniques of persuasion, and the biopolitical morality that informs contemporary policy discourse. We view this state to be in a dynamic engagement with subculture, producing an escalation of contradictions. Cultural criticism can subvert consensus or throw the terms of paradigmatic representation into free play.
Interesting website produced by an American Geography postgrad. Some good photographs too.
Richard Rogers Partners Lower Lea Valley and Olympics Masterplan web pages.