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.
The Healthy Placemaking document shares our expertise in designing for long-term health through six key principles, illustrated by a series of infographics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sustainable Urbanism: The City as an Eco-System
In many ways concentrations of population could, and should, be the most sustainable form of human development. Unlike their suburban counterparts that sprawl out across the landscape, the best mixed-use city neighbourhoods are compact and efficient, help produce economic synergies, encourage the sharing of resources such as public transport, and act as containers for healthy social interaction.
In this article JTP questions whether our urban environments could ever emulate the efficacy of a natural eco-system.