So we've done chess, snakes and ladders, checkers and even badminton, so its no surprise we like these cool all weather all purpose ping pong tables - get one in your neighbourhood!
Enjoy our overview of all things 'place'. We'll keep your finger on the pulse of global placemaking; projects, trends, events and generally cool stuff.
Place making can be defined as a collaborative process of creating environments that people are attracted to, and have ownership of. But what happens if the community doesn’t have the capacity (ability, time and/or interest), to get involved in the first place?
Marisa Novara and her take on urban leadership and democracy - how does the way we treat our pedestrians and cyclists impact on their democratic right for safe mobility?
Kylie Legge writes in the foreword to the first of her planned three Urban Trends booklets that she is far more fascinated by a city’s “complex system of interdependent relationships” than “individual pieces of architecture”.
It is always exciting to see an idea come to life, and this is no different for us at Place Partners. In 2011, we worked with City of Canada Bay to develop the Drummoyne Village Public Realm Concept Master Plan, in partnership with Spackman, Mossop and Michaels.
Kylie Legge, place maker and author of 'Doing it Differently' discusses why creating magnetic places isn't just the responsibility of government and the corporate sector - we all have a role in it. (Page 112 of the SCOOP magazine)
The Sydney Morning Herald article 'A keen sense of place' features Kylie Legge talking about place making: what is is, where it's come from and where it might be heading in the future. The article also interviews Jody Summers from Stockland, Gilbert Rochecouste from Village Well, and Dr Beau Beza from RMIT.
We are delighted to be the first recipient of Place Professionals Award by Place Leaders Asia Pacific. This award recognises an individual or organisation that has made a significant contribution to advancing place making through professional service provision, education and/or research.
KYLIE LOVES collaborative consumption and its role as a technological community bridge - bringing the community together, to share ideas, exchange products and change behaviours.
A short video on placemaking produced by the Chicago Metropolitan Planning Council and Tu Multimedia.
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Kylie Legge has recently had her article "When public open space is not enough..." published in the Planning Institute of Australia's (WA) Urban Design Chapter. The article challenges the 'size over substance' mentality of public space provision that fail to attract people.