No Place Left Behind

The Commission into Prosperity and Community Placemaking

In August 2020 the Create Streets Foundation launched No Place Left Behind, the Commission into Prosperity and Community Placemaking. Chaired by Toby Lloyd, former Head of Policy at Shelter and Housing Adviser to the Prime Minister, it seeks to identify and develop policy and practice that enables regenerative development in ‘left behind places’. It aims to ensure that the government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda is deliverable and meaningful for those who live and work in these places.

Read Cycling Uphill, the inaugural research report for the No Place Left Behind Commission.

The final report of the Commission was launched on 20th September 2021 to an in person and online audience of Ministers, MPs, officials, partner organisations, local authorities, housing associations, developers and community activists – nearly 400 people joined for the event. The launch event was kindly co-hosted by the APPG for Left Behind Neighbourhoods.

Full programme          Summary of the report            Speaker biographies             Download full report

Launch event audio


The Commission has been made possible thanks to the generous support of Power to Change, Local Trust, Karbon Homes, Placeshapers, Rochdale Boroughwide Housing, and Livin as well as support in kind from the Legatum Institute and the New Economics Foundation.

Create Streets Foundation are now looking to take forward the work of the Commission, to ensure the recommendations are adopted and work them up into oven ready policy and investment proposals, and to support excellent practice on the ground, building on the Foundation’s excellent Place Champions programme. If you’re interested in supporting that work please get in touch.

More from Ambition Lawrence Weston, one of the No Place Left Behind case studies here: