Cultural tourism invites visitors to appreciate the richness of a place through its history and archaeology, the lifestyles of its people, its economic and political structures and the built and natural landscape.
The Australian Government acknowledges that world class design and a focus on developing places for people can only be achieved through an integrated approach.
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)
Places are complex systems with many elements that contribute to their success. A recent survey, conducted by Place Partners Director Kylie Legge, took up the challenge of identifying what criteria are most valued by the people who use public places in Sydney.
Generative: capable of producing or creating
As demand for quality environments in our cities continues to increase, more attention is being paid to the opportunity presented by urban revitalisation as a sustainable alternative to broad scale urban renewal. Article published on
The act of revitalisation is generally considered only necessary where there has been failure - if an area has been allowed to degenerate physically, economically and socially.
Describes the process of physical renewal and the return of life to a place. It usually refers to the redevelopment of existing communities and places and has evolved into a policy based on renovation and investment in the existing, rather than the removal.
Jane Jacobs, (May 4, 1916 – April 25, 2006) was an American-Canadian writer and activist with primary interest in communities and urban planning and decay.
Kylie Legge was recently asked to write an article for Res Publica, a leading magazine publication in Poland, on place making in Australia.
A short video on placemaking produced by the Chicago Metropolitan Planning Council and Tu Multimedia.
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Our most recent poll on the Place Partners website asked ‘What activities would attract you to visit and spend time in a place?’ So what did you think?