This section outlines the tools utilised in the process of urban design. Used effectively, they can deliver the high quality urban environment that people are increasingly demanding.
Image: public art (official or un-official) is one tool in the creation of successful places.
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.
Place Tools E-Workbook
We offer a Place Tools E-Workbook as part of our E-Learning series. The workbook provides a bite sized chunk of interactive urban design and placemaking learning and has a range of information, references and links which you can read at your leisure.
Each workbook in the E-learning series includes an assessment which is interactive with our website and tests your understanding through a mix of content and reflective questions. This preview shows the style and layout, table of contents and reflective questions. You can purchase this E-Workbook, or any of the others from the series, from our shop.
- Art + Place
- Communicating ideas and initiatives
- Promoting Urban Design
- Rating systems
- Time to think
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