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We are delighted to be the first recipient of Place Professionals Award by Place Leaders Asia Pacific. This award recognises an individual or organisation that has made a significant contribution to advancing place making through professional service provision, education and/or research.
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”.
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.
Generative: capable of producing or creating
The ‘Before I die...’ Project by Candy Chang is a good reminder that sometimes engaging with the community is also an act of community and cultural development, and certainly a significant contribution to place.
In June 2014, Kylie Legge was invited by Pittwater Council Business to share with the business community how they can be part of the new experience-oriented economy and build a place brand that puts their area on the map.
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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?
It is always exciting to see an idea come to life, and this is no different for us at Place Partners. In 2011, we worked with City of Canada Bay to develop the Drummoyne Village Public Realm Concept Master Plan, in partnership with Spackman, Mossop and Michaels.
How is your approach to city making different to other firms out there? When you're at a party and someone says 'hey! what is place making?' How do you sum it up before they disappear to the cheese tray? Kylie talks to Tyler Brule and Andrew Tuck on Monocle Magazine's "The Globalist' radio interview.