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Place Alliance

Place Alliance is a movement for place quality. It is founded on the idea that through collaboration we can establish a culture whereby the quality of place becomes a universal priority.

Place Alliance

The Place Alliance was established in 2014. Initially it aimed to encourage collaboration, communication and collective leadership in the cause of better place quality. Increasingly it has developed a campaigning role and does this through direct engagement and the dissemination of targeted research and thought leadership to key governmental, professional and community audiences.

The Place Alliance provides a forum for its supporters to come together, debate and work towards raising the national consciousness regarding the importance of place quality.

We are open to all who share our vision and invite you to join us! 

Visit the Place Alliance website to find out more.


i. Place quality has a value that is recognised by all

ii. The quality of buildings, streets, and spaces is always given a high priority by those who have the power to shape them

iii. National and local government recognises the vital contribution of the quality of place to the economic, social and cultural life of the nation and to achieving environmental sustainability

iv. The professionals are responsible for making and managing places, work constructively together and with local communities to shape high quality local environments.


 Together we aim to:

  • Inspire and raise aspirations for places.
  • Support dialogue and collaboration to improve place quality
  • Build and share evidence, knowledge and resources
  • Influence policy, practice and behaviour to achieve better place quality
  • Be open and accessible to all interested individuals and organisations.

Join us

Subscribe to our newsletter, become a Core Supporter, join an existing Working Group, or suggest another group or initiative by emailing your ideas to us, just complete the Supporter Form.

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