Michelle Johnson on keeping placemaking projects simple.
On a rainy September Sunday afternoon this year in Brighton, UK, residents took to their pavements with an armchair, pots of tea and slices of cake to meet their neighbours. With placemaking projects, there’s no need for complicated or bureaucratic arrangements: just plonk a chair outside and see what happens.
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Can better placemaking encourage healthier lifestyles?
Thomas Jones on urbanism, sustainability and the art of placemaking
A placemaking project in Hove, England, involved the installation of equipment-free games following consultation with local schoolchildren. So why aren’t more urban designers actively engaging with local communities in their work?