Places Matter

Richard Tracey, Places Matter Panel Manager, said “nurturing the enthusiasm and skills of the next generation of talented designers, through the PLACED Academy programme, will help us to create the sustainable places we need for the future”.


Places Matter is an organisation devoted to generating a strong sense of place in living, working and leisure environments throughout the North West of England. Established 2004, we are part of the national Design Network. We work across the public, private and third sectors to drive up the skills and knowledge of all those involved in new development, promoting good design and encouraging strong client leadership. Our expert Design Review panel provides timely and impartial advice that can add value to the development process, operating under the widely recognised Ten Principles of Good Design.

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