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A series exploring the theory and practice in the architecture and design of villages, towns and cities of Britain.
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Planning for the Future – Inaugural Infrastructure Charrette

      On 13th July, Gascoyne Cecil Estates and the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce hosted an Infrastructure Charrette. This marked the launch of a series of events bringing business and the public sector together to discuss planning infrastructure across Hertfordshire. The Charrette opened with presentations exploring...

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The Squared Village

  Sharp suggested several categories of village for simplicity, to aid understanding. Whilst his next category is the squared village, these groups capture only the core common understanding – in this case, of a village arranged roughly around a square – and in doing so leave...

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The Roadside Village

In 1946, Thomas Sharp published a short book on The Anatomy of the Village. Arguing that the English village possesses “a remarkable beauty…a charm and a pleasantness and a whole character”, Sharp suggested a comprehensive approach to meet the pressures of postwar housing might seek...