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.
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?
The Australian Government acknowledges that world class design and a focus on developing places for people can only be achieved through an integrated approach.
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.