Another great and fabulous year for Place Partners and I hope for you all also. This issue focuses what community building is, how we are doing it, as well as a wrap up of the year.
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.
Change – it just doesn’t stop The last five years have presented so many new challenges to urban professionals – it seems that everything that we thought was fixed is now flexible.
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?
Welcome to the first Place Partners newsletter for the new year...there has already been a lot of changes, an ending and some new beginnings.
Read about Place Partners work in Gympie to enhance and reposition the Town Centre.
Feature article on Kylie Legge and her new book 'Doing it Differently' in Central Sydney Newspaper.
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.
We are seeing not only the rise of professional place making but also that of communal or community led place making – what we at Place Partners have termed 'Collaborative Urbanism'. If you love cities and want to get involved in making them better places for people, it seems this is the right time for you – as it is for us.
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.
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.
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”.