Expertise: Shaping Better Places

Shaping Better Places is our methodology for local regeneration based on the three foundation capitals.

It was created by Arc, Artecology and The Common Space, through our collective body of experience and unites the work, values and purpose of each organisation. Developed in tandem with our Shaping the Bay and Shaping Newport projects, it incorporates the policy and practice proposed in the government’s 25 year Environment Plan together with the national One Public Estate programme.

Its 12-point approach can be used to deliver more sustainable benefits from public projects.

For more information, contact Ian Boyd ian@arc-consulting.co.uk.


  • Shaping Better Places - created by Arc, Artecology and The Common Space