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BOOSTING DESIGN SKILLS IN LOCAL PLANNING AUTHORITIES & THE WORK OF PUBLIC PRACTICE, PLANNING IN LONDON JOURNAL
Lucy Musgrave wrote ‘Boosting Design Skills in Local Planning Authorities’ for the April 2019 edition of Planning in London.
There has been a steady decline in public sector planning capacity and a widening skills gap between the public and private sectors over the past decade. Yet, with the Mayor of London’s ‘Good Growth’, the changing role of developers and landowners, and the work of Public Practice – a social enterprise whose mission is to build the public sector’s capacity to improve everyday places - attitudes are steadily shifting.
‘There is a growing consensus that a balanced mix of public, private and third sector expertise is needed to shape a civic realm which is at once supportive and empowering,’ Lucy argues.
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Posted: 12 April 2019