The culture and structure of government maybe the greatest opportunity for enabling and empowering Placemaking.
A focus on Placemaking is not only a logical for most governmental agencies and community-focused organizations, it is a natural transition.
Ideally both is my answer to this question from participants in our training courses on urban design and placemaking.
Not an artist? Well you should think like one... or you (and your places) might miss out on the new, connected, economy.
By improving our organisation we can also learn lessons to apply to places we influence. Research suggests that authenticity is a key element of the ideal organisation. We believe it is also a common factor of the places we like.
Is your organisation healthy? Take the test... We'll also examine the values of an Australian local government.
Delivering placemaking - organisationally
Over the last six months we have experienced a significant shift in Placemaking. Rather than people asking us what it means, more are asking how to implement it.
Why we need to change our vocabulary to facilitate urban design and placemaking.
Does your organisation support or hinder Placemaking?
We generate discussion in our training courses on Placemaking and urban design. While there are common qualities to the places we like, our own views matter. I started this blog to continue this discussion on-line. The Comments section at the bottom of each article provides the opportunity, so don't be bashful. Particularly if you disagree!
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Written: 10 February, 2016
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With everything we do, we aim to challenge the status quo by thinking differently. More importantly, we aim to enable and empower people to do it themselves.