We are a social enterprise that places built environment practitioners within forward-thinking public authorities. Read more about our mission, what we do, who we are and our latest news.


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If you are a built environment practitioner looking for an alternative route into the public sector, apply to become an Associate. Find out about our programme, the types of roles we recruit, how to apply, and read bios of our Associates and Alumni.


If you work at a local authority or public sector organisation and are looking to build diverse built environment expertise in-house, complete our officer survey, learn more about our programme, what type of roles we recruit, who we work with, and how to express an interest.


We produce open-access resources and reports to share practical skills, knowledge and tools across the public sector. Read about our nine themes, or search our resources section for Reports, Practice Notes, Event Records, Tools, Templates and Guidance Notes.


Public Practice is supported by organisations that share our commitment to working in the public interest and recognise the importance of investing in good public planning. Find out about who our Supporters are and how we are funded.