Welcome to the first issue of Places for people 2010. We have had a great start to the year working in Melbourne, Perth, rural Victoria and NSW and have seen a common thread in all our projects; the growing sense of clarity regarding the benefits of a place making approach.
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 have been active in our own community, participating in world PARK(ing) Day and installing a book share in an underutilised and vacant space. These efforts highlight the potential of collaborative urbanism.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
There is always the opportunity to celebrate change, whether big or small. Place Partners has been enjoying seeding some of this change, working with great clients on challenging projects that have demanded new ways of thinking and certainly needing a fresh eye in finding solutions.
Oh what a year! A balance of inspiration and challenge has seen the team at Place Partners ready for our holiday break before the start of 2011 and whatever it will bring. 2010 has been a great year and we have had the opportunity to work on some fantastic projects in some great places around Australia.