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.
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”.
Community capacity building empowers communities to respond independently to their own challenges and opportunities.
We are often asked about place making and the creation of new places. If there is no community how can you know what people will want and what they will value?
City image can be defined as the sum of beliefs, ideals and impressions people have toward a certain place.
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.
Kylie was asked to be a guest on Dubai Eye 103.8 to discuss place making in the UAE. The conversation focussed on place making, its role in inner city revitalisation and relevance to the UAE.
WE LOVE Renew Australia and Renew Newcastle! The 'Renew' campaign began in Newcastle in 2008 to revitalise a city centre in decay!
The Oxford Consultants for Social Inclusion have developed a mobile phone app that allows the user to access data on local issues in their area, and compare trends and current position against regional and national data.
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.
Feature article on Kylie Legge and her new book 'Doing it Differently' in Central Sydney Newspaper.
The trial park is the first stage in delivering a permanent future park envisioned under the Penrith City Centre Public Domain Masterplan. This is inspired by the approach of Tactical Urbanism, as coined by Mike Lydon: “short term action, long term change”.