This section outlines several tools utilised in the process of Placemaking and urban design. Used effectively, they can deliver the high quality urban environment that people are increasingly demanding.
We can achieve significant improvements in urban design quality when we give priority to urban design outcomes and advocate that design matters at all stages of the planning process (Urban Initiatives, 2003).
The following categories for the tools are based on the process of place creation. Have a look at this section if you haven't already.
All stages of the place creation process can be enhanced by workshops.
Glenwood Park is a 11.3 ha redevelopment in Atlanta, Georgia, located on a former industrial site that most recently had been a concrete recycling facility. The plan includes 350 housing units (single and multi family), market rate and affordable rental, live/work, mixed-use and civic buildings, green and open space, offices (2,000 square metres) designed around a classic main street environment.
“Informed the way I approach/provide input into projects and provided tools” Fiona Slechten, Melbourne, August 2010
“Practical tool to use in implementation i.e. local government DA Assessment level” Judy Cheung, Melbourne June 2010
“Great tools and manual – well done to all“ Scott Riley, Brisbane, May 2010
“Excellent learning tools and techniques – good use of photos and graphics and well explained” Dy Currie, Brisbane, May 2010
“Very useful tools – applicable to my work environment” David Maiorana, Perth, September, 2010
Updated: Wednesday 5 February, 2014
Written: 5 July 2010
Placemaking PPT on Slideshare - Place Tools
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