“I Just Wanted to Say” explores the idea of friendlier cities and public transport and public seating as social spaces. On public transport, typical signs designate “priority seating for the disabled” to help create a culture of courtesy. Similarly, for this project, signs designating “priority seating for people who want conversation” seeks to help create a culture of friendliness. Conversations in public spaces present endless possibilities to build connections, create community, and just make someone’s day a bit more interesting. Through the website participants can map conversations, and put up their own signage to shed light on where the community would like to have conversation priority seating in the future. Friendliness is contagious. Pass it on.
Ministry for the Environment, a central agency of the New Zealand Government. This site includes the NZ Urban Design Protocol, valuable supporting information and links to other urban related sites.
Morrison Institute for Public Policy is a leader in examining critical Arizona and regional issues, and is a catalyst for public dialogue. An Arizona State University resource, Morrison Institute uses nonpartisan research and communication outreach to help improve the state's quality of life.
Town Centred - Regenerate, Revitalise, Refresh, Renew, Revive, Reconsider High Streets & Town Centres. Combining innovative ideas with proven partnership techniques we help business occupiers, property owners, local authorities and residents bring life to their local centres.
The Urban Design Unit of the Victorian Department of Planning and Community Development provides leadership and direction to the design and development industry in Victoria. We work with State and Local Governments, architects, planners, designers, developers and other clients, offering them guidance on projects that will shape our environment. We give advice on ways to get better value through good design, form strong working relationships and encourage them to take the best possible approach from the project’s beginning.
Urban Omnibus is an online project of the Architectural League to create a new kind of conversation about design and New York City. We commission, gather and deliver the insights of journalists, architects, planners, designers, artists, activists, scholars and citizens. The Omnibus features multi-media content to showcase design innovation, critical analysis and local expertise across a broad range of topics and locales, creating bridges between various communities of interest. Urban Omnibus makes vivid the processes and possibilities shaping New York. Our goal is to increase understanding of the city we have and encourage ideas that can lead to a more inclusive, more sustainable, more beautiful city that could be. Read more about Why Urban Omnibus? in a forum post by Rosalie Genevro, the League’s executive director, published when the site first launched.