In this article Kylie Legge discusses the public realm – the streets, parks and open spaces of our cities – and how they provide us with the physical space to move, to make connections and to build relationships.
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.
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.
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?