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.
Community capacity building empowers communities to respond independently to their own challenges and opportunities.
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?
In June 2014, Kylie Legge was invited by Pittwater Council Business to share with the business community how they can be part of the new experience-oriented economy and build a place brand that puts their area on the map.
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Generative: capable of producing or creating
A short video on placemaking produced by the Chicago Metropolitan Planning Council and Tu Multimedia.
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Destination planning aims to limit the negative impacts of cultural tourism upon the history and lifestyles of the local community
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
Originally referring to the presiding protective deity or spirit of the place, in contemporary usage, 'genius loci', refers to a location's distinctive placeness, that is its past, current and future essence.
The Knight Soul of the Community Project provides us with the evidence base to make a strong argument for why place making provides a positive way to help build economic resilience in local communities.
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.
Laneways have become the right path for the creative thinking that makes better places, writes Kylie Legge.