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Placefocus has developed a series of 8 workbooks to expand your understanding of urban design and placemaking.  

Workbooks allow readers to select key topics to learn at their pace, undertake activities and extend knowledge through the included external links and tools.  

Each workbook offers 15 - 30 pages of information, references and links which you can read at you leisure. The digital editions link directly to our website and other external links, providing a convenient interaction.

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Urban Design + Placemaking 101

This workbook introduces urban design and placemaking by discussing the differences, confirming our shared focus on form and social fabric, and providing clarity on urban design leadership.

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Place Principles

A broader context is required when working on cities. As with any human endeavour, our mind set towards our urban environment affects not only our approach but also the results. While this workbook will present concepts, principles and practices which are important, the most critical aspect is how we think of the city.
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Place Qualities

Most of the cherished and highly valued places in Australia, as well as other parts of the world, share key characteristics or 'Place Qualities'.
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Place Typology

The place qualities we appreciate rely on planning and design outcomes at a whole continuum of scale from the building, street and the neighbourhood all the way through to the city and region. We call these ‘Place Typologies’.
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Place Process

Urban design is about creating a vision for an area and then deploying the skills and resources to realise the vision. This is what we refer to as 'Place Creation'.
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Place Roles

Place Roles explores who delivers the places we like.
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Place Tools

This workbook 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.
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Place Outcomes

When we provide, support and foster the characteristics of quality places there are flow on effects for our community.
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Reviews

REVIEWS

"Manual is a valuable reference document" Mark Burton, Melbourne.

"Course reference manual is  invaluable. It covers current best practice urban design thoroughly with many case study examples to demonstrate"Daniel Herrmann, Melbourne. 

"The manual is a great resource that will get used, rather than sitting on the bookshelf". Jo Jensen, Brisbane. '

"Awesome resources of local materials/examples."  Alyssa Cameron, Noosa.

"Large range of resources and tools that will be extremely useful in current and future work". Jodie Isle, Adelaide

TESTIMONIAL

"The manual is a comprehensive, user friendly reference and introductory guide which is a valuable starting point for the broadest cross section of our community from the layman in “demystifying” design to those who shape our environments (no matter how seemingly modest) and who need a reminder of the importance of responsible design and decision making.

I commend this module to all people who wish to improve the quality of our urban places."

Philip Follent LFRAIA
Founding Head of Soheil Abedian School of Architecture, Bond University
Queensland Government Architect 2008 to 2011
Chair of Board of Urban Places
Member of the Queensland Design Council

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MANUAL SECTIONS
  1. Urban Design 101: introduces urban design and placemaking by discussing the differences, confirming our shared focus on form and social fabric, and providing clarity on urban design leadership.
  2. Place Principles: a broader context is required when working on cities. As with any human endeavour, our mind set towards our urban environment affects not only our approach but also the results. While this workbook will present concepts, principles and practices which are important, the most critical aspect is how we think of the city.
  3. Place Qualities: most of the cherished and highly valued places in Australia, as well as other parts of the world, share key characteristics or 'Place Qualities'.
  4. Place Typology: The place qualities we appreciate rely on planning and design outcomes at a whole continuum of scale from the building, street and the neighbourhood all the way through to the city and region. We call these ‘Place Typologies’.
  5. Place Process: urban design is about creating a vision for an area and then deploying the skills and resources to realise the vision. This is what we refer to as 'Place Creation'.
  6. Place Roles: explores who delivers deliver the places we like and assist in understanding the process.
  7. Place Tools: 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.
  8. Place Outcomes: when we provide, support and foster the characteristics of quality places there are flow on effects for our community.
  9. Best practice, news + journals: additional information not covered in the sections of the manual.

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