Castleford Tce - Stanhope Gardens, Sydney, NSW, AUS

Image: two storey detached houses which overlook the park.  Enabled by rear driveway garages.  Developed by Mirvac.

“I would strongly recommend this course to planners, architects, urban designers or developers” Chris Rivers, Brisbane, August 2010

“Included commercial aspect of client expectations which was unexpected“ Damien Ellis, Adelaide, July 2010

At Place Focus we like to think of developers as community builders or 'town founders'.  They are the engines for the creation of places in our suburbs, centres and cities.  

If you are looking for an introduction then head to Urban design 101.

Place roles confirms your importance to the process.

Tell us what you think of our Place qualities.

Check out the Place interviews to listen to the views of developers, urban designers, architects, planners, landscape architects and potential clients!

The Place Process section confirms that delivery and management is important in Place creation, along with aspiration, context and design.

Place links is your guide to more information including By Design.  Let us know of any others.

Fine tune your techniques and methodologies in the Place tool section - a method for every occasion! 

Refresh the fundamentals at Civic principles.

Consider the scale of urban design in which you work at Place typology.

We share the practical, proven skills and techniques that, used together, create quality places through urban design and planning.

We call these tools and techniques "place skills". We believe that, anyone can learn these and apply them successfully, helping them make the very most of the places they are creating.

To achieve our mission, we offer authoritative, well-researched, easily-understood place making information, presented in formats that you'll find highly accessible and cost-effective. To this end, our material is instantly available online, our community is accessible throughout the world, and we have coaches able to help you with your place making, wherever you are and at whatever time suits you.

Place Training

We are considering developing training units in development - please register your interest.




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