The Great Places Commission published its interim report in November 2018, capturing the wealth of insight and understanding it has gathered over the first phase of the programme.

The report summarises the Commission’s findings so far, and sets out 14 discussion points that it would like to explore in more detail with National Housing Federation members and other stakeholders involved in placemaking, community development and local collaboration.

What’s in the report?

The findings are summarised according to four themes:

  • People, and the role for housing associations and other local organisations in supporting local communities to take action and transform places.
  • Places, including the physical and non-physical aspects of a place – from the economy and infrastructure to narratives, myths and culture.
  • Partners, looking at which organisations have a stake in a place, how they collaborate, and what opportunities there are to work together.
  • Housing associations, and how they are invested in places and committed to communities.

There are 14 discussion points in total, set out according to the four themes and listed at the end of the report.

Click on the image below to download your copy of the report, or get in touch to request a printed copy.

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Tell us what you think

The Commission wants to open up the conversation on creating great places as widely as possible. The Commissioners have spoken to hundreds of housing association staff, residents and stakeholders since the programme launched in March, and is keen to broaden this insight with a view to developing its final recommendations in spring 2019.

Tell us what you think by responding to all or any of the discussion points in the report by email, or just get in touch to let us know what you think about the programme in general.

We’ll also be organising a series of events for National Housing Federation members in early 2019 to discuss the findings so far and reflect on the discussion points. More information will follow soon.

Keep up to date

You can keep up to date with the Commission’s progress on our website, or via #GreatPlacesCommission on Twitter. Get in touch with us if you’d like to be added to our mailing list for future communications, or if you want to have a chat about this work.