Cultural Planning Toolkit (UK)

This high-profile project (delivered in partnership with Tom Fleming Consultancy) centred on mapping the cultural asset base of the Thames Gateway South Essex sub-region, and identifying the role that culture plays across a range of social and economic agendas, including planning. The consultancy involved working closely with regional and national partners (ACE, DCMS and DCLG), in addition to world-leading urban design firm EDAW and the national Creating Cultural Opportunities Programme. This pilot demonstrates the importance of establishing a holistic approach to place making by connecting small- and large-scale cultural infrastructure to social regeneration agendas.