By Place facilitation we mean the ability to facilitate the urban design process to deliver places which meet and exceed the needs and aspirations of users (existing and expected). The easiest way to do this is to ask....
There are lots of ways to involve the client, stakeholders, community and users in the design process. Whether it is a meeting, workshop, planning, consultation or training - endorsement, innovation, transparency and creativity must be key outcomes. Almost certainly improving the likelihood of shared decisions and the effectiveness of the solutions.
NZ’s Urban Design Toolkit provides the following tools to encourage community Involvement and Informing Initiatives:
- Community Meeting
- Design Workshop
- Focus Group
- Interactive Display
- Interactive Model
- Participatory Appraisal
- Planning and Briefing Workshops
- Reference Group
- Scenario Building
- Urban Design Games (Ministry of the Environment, 2006)
Place workshops provides more information.
Place TrainingIn response to demand Placefocus is currently producing online and face to face training on Place facilitation. Please contact us for more information.