Published in 2013

Why Places Matter offers a practical manifesto for councillors and communities on how they can transform the places where they live. The booklet also includes signposting to useful information and tools that can help communities and local councils work together effectively to shape their neighbourhoods. It was distributed to local councils across England.

Why Places Matter was produced by Living Streets with the People and Places Coalition. The People and Places Coalition was convened by Living Streets and included The Glass-House, Age UK, English Heritage, Keep Britain Tidy, Civic Voice, Cabe at Design Council and Sustrans.