20/20 Visions: Collaborative Planning & Placemaking

“20/20 Visions: Collaborative Planning & Placemaking” by Charles Campion, JTP’s partner-in-charge of Community Planning, gives practitioners and communities the inspiration and confidence to introduce co-design Charrettes in to their planning processes, enabling them to add social, economic and environmental value to projects and produce better places.

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Healthy Placemaking

In his new book, Fred London explores how we can plan to make our environments healthier. To address the multiple challenges we face in trying to make our cities, towns and villages healthier, the book adopts a system of six distinct but inter-related principles of Healthy Placemaking, developed and honed over time in collaboration with JTP.

Copies of the book can be purchased via RIBA Books -

Download Healthy Placemaking (PDF, 1.5 MB)

The Building Good Employer Guide 2016

JTP made the Top 3 in The Building Good Employer Guide 2016, which was entered by around 200 companies.

The award marks our first entry into the Guide, in which we were recognised for our commitment to a positive work-life balance for our staff, and our innovative benefits including a flexi-leave scheme to buy back days as holiday and "pioneering" Housing Support Loan.

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Harry the Pencil

Harry the Pencil is a limited edition book documenting the illustrations of Harry Harrison; a talented artist, architect and founder partner of JTP.

Part professional, part biographical, the book covers the last 20 years of Harry’s career, and includes a range of his work. Harry’s portraits and sketches offer an insight to his interests and home life, whilst his distinctive visualisations of aerials and vignettes illustrate towns, neighbourhoods, streets and spaces.

Click here to view the e-book.

The Placebook – Battersea Power Station

By taking into consideration how people will want to live, work, shop, play, learn and connect, the Placebook presents a fresh and unique take on how to evolve a derelict piece of industrial infrastructure over a 15 year time span into a flagship piece of Placemaking for the 21st century.

The Placebook is the culmination of years of work by JTP, involving significant creative participation from industry leaders and the University of the Arts London, to bring together a range of innovative thinking in relation to a challenging urban site, with one of the country’s best known landmarks at its heart.

Download The Placebook – Battersea Power Station (PDF, 8.21 MB)

Social Sustainability: Process, Place, People

‘Social Sustainability: Process, Place, People' is a short publication which reflects on the relationship between social sustainability and the design of new neighbourhoods.

Drawing on research undertaken at The Village at Caterham – an award winning project designed by JTP for Linden Homes – it explores the engagement processes, provision of facilities and approaches to governance that can help nurture new communities in to existence.

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Collaborative Planning for All

JTP has worked with Civic Voice to publish the 'Collaborative Planning for All', manifesto which promotes collaborative, Charrette-based planning.

Civic Voice is the national charity for the civic movement in England which aims to promote civic pride and make places more attractive, enjoyable and distinctive.

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Collaborative Placemaking

Cities and towns are not just about buildings. They are also about people. Understand this about placemaking, and you hold the key to countless better futures.

This short book tells the story of JTP's unique approach to Collaborative Placemaking and provides four examples demonstrating what our approach can achieve.

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Unlocking Social Capital: The Key to Building Sustainable Communities

In this article, JTP explores the idea of social capital - the resources that become available within a community as a consequence of networks of mutual support, trust and obligation – and how JTP’s participatory techniques can act as a catalyst for enhancing social capital and creating consensus-led visions.

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The Pleasure Principle: Nurturing Sustainable Lifestyles.

In this article, JTP examines the Slow Cities movement and suggests that if we are to succeed in making even small changes in the behaviour of the majority and set them on the path to a more sustainable lifestyle, then we need an approach that engages with them in a different way.

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