RIBA Policy: Opening words from Nicholas Boys Smith at the RIBA Office for Place event

Nicholas Boys Smith discusses the changes expected to the National Policy and Planning Framework. The collective vision of the Office for Place and government is touched on.

Topics include: changes in development strategy from parasitic development to regenerative development, how gentle density is the answer to ‘levelling up’ and urban resilience through sustainable development.

This is a recording of a live event held at 66 Portland Place, London on 31 January 2023.

Nicholas Boys Smith, Chair of Office for Place advisory board

The Office for Place event was held in conjunction with the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) to discuss issues around creating beautiful, healthy, successful, and enduring places that foster a sense of community, local pride, and belonging. Simon Allford (RIBA President), Nicholas Boys Smith (Chair of the Office for Place Advisory Board), other members of the Office for Place advisory board, and senior civil servants, discussed how they are supporting the built environment, and how architects can contribute and support this work.

Visit our website to learn more about RIBA campaigns and policy work: https://www.architecture.com/about/policy



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