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CABE produces guidance on a wide range of design matters, recent publications include Creating Excellent Secondary Schools, Sustainable Design, Climate Change and the Built Environment, Guidance on Tall Buildings, This Way to Better Streets, Paved with gold: the real value of street design and Living with risk: promoting better public space design.
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Housing audit: assessing the design quality of new housing in the East Midlands, West Midlands and the South West (also includes national summary)
As England embarks on major housing growth, and we all face up to the challenges of climate change, the design of new homes and neighbourhoods has never been more important.. It uncovers some disturbing evidence about the quality of some schemes, but also highlights some inspiring examples of what good design can achieve.
Published 8 February 2007
Delivering great places to live: 20 questions you need to answer.
This guide explains the 20 Building for Life standard criteria. Developers can use the 20 questions as a basis for writing development briefs, with a view to speeding up planning approvals and winning local community support. Local authorities can use them to demand high standards of design.
This new edition was published on 7 February 2007.
Date: 01 November 2005
As part of the house PROUD campaign learn how to make your home more energy efficient and use fewer resources. Download the flyer (889.48 Kb).
Manual for Streets
The Department for Transport and the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), with support from the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE), commissioned a Manual for Streets to give guidance to a range of practitioners and developers on effective street design. Published March 2007 A copy of the Manual can be downloaded from the Department of Transport web site.
Car Parking: what works where - English Partnerships
This toolkit highlights the most appropriate car parking approach according to density of development and housing typology. It takes stock of common car parking treatments and reviews how successful they are in providing adequate levels of safe parking with a high quality environment. Published May 2006. Available to order from the English Partnerships web site.
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