The TCPA is grateful to the practitioners who attended the stakeholder roundtable to inform the preparation of these publications which aim to reflect the range of opinions expressed at the roundtable, but not every detail contained within it reflects the opinions of all the attendees at the discussion.

Attendees at initial roundtable held 10th August 2020:

Cany Ash (Ash Sakula Architects); Alison Brooks (Alison Brooks Architects); Rob Cowan (Urban Design Skills); Emily Diamand (Northern Heartlands); Martyn Evans (U + I Plc); Sarah Gaventa (Made Public); Andy Inch (University of Sheffield); Sarah Lewis (RTPI); David Lock (David Lock Associates); Gail Mayhew (Building Better Building Beautiful Commission); Sue Morgan (Design Council), Andy Von Bradsky (MHCLG); Geoff Vigar (University of Newcastle)


That word art! Putting art back into planning

A Practical Guide for Councils, March 2021

This guide is intended to help put art back into the process and outcomes of planning, in the hope that this can transform the kinds of places that we make. Building on the deep connection between the Garden Cities and Arts and Crafts movements, it sets out some guiding principles and some recommendations on implementation. It also outlines a set of case studies that offer insights into the outcomes possible from the fusion of art and planning.


Art and Planning Strategy

That word 'art’: A strategy to promote the TCPA’s vision of civic art, March 2021

Art is vital in helping us to both understand and express what it is to be human, and people need art in their everyday lives to connect to each other and the places in which they live. This means that to plan successfully we need to think both artistically and scientifically about the future.


Civic Art: the renewed philosophy of town planning

Arts & Planning provocation paper, Nov. 2020

This paper is designed as a provocation to feed into the development of the new TCPA Arts Strategy. The paper calls for an entirely new philosophy of planning based on civic art to restore planning as a humane and powerful force for better lives.


TCPA Practical Guides

Guide 6: ‘I’d love to live there!’ Planning for culture and the arts, Feb. 2016

Guidance that sets out overarching principles for the successful delivery of a vibrant social and cultural offer in new Garden Cities focussing on leadership, a long-term strategy, a development plan policy, a flexible approach and a strong financial model and governance structure.


Good practice guide

Good Practice Guide for Improving Culture, Arts and Sporting Opportunities through PlanningJune 2013

A guide based on the online Culture and Sport Planning Toolkit resource to provide authoritative guidance for planning and cultural professionals.