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Place Tools: Section 7 of Introduction to Placemaking


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Place Tools: Section 7 of Introduction to Placemaking

  1. 1. Baxter Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, QLD, AUS PROGRAM – SESSION 6 1 Urban Design + Placemaking 101 2 Civic Principles 3 Place Qualities 8 Outcomes 4 Place Typology 5 Place process 6 Place roles 7 Toolkit - placemaking ideas 9/10 Links+ conclusions What+Why How+Who
  2. 2. 5.0 PLACE MAKING
  3. 3. 1.6 URBAN DESIGN AND FORM ▸ Built form influences our use and appreciation of place ▸ buildings (location, shape and size) ▸ structures and; ▸ quality of spaces. Wellard – Perth, WA The hierarchy of form Urban Initiatives 2003
  5. 5. PLACE MAKING POPUP Popup Park, High Street, Penrith, NSW, AUS (Source: Place Partners & Penrith City Council)
  7. 7. 5. PLACE MAKING MINDSET ▸ The Community Is The Expert ▸ Look for Partners ▸ You Can See a Lot Just By Observing ▸ Have a Vision ▸ Start with the Petunias: Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper ▸ Triangulate (relationship of the parts) ▸ They Always Say “It Can’t Be Done” ▸ Form Supports Function ▸ Money Is Not the Issue ▸ You Are Never Finished Macgregor Tce, Bardon, QLD, AUS
  8. 8. 5. MORE INFORMATION? ▸ Urban Design tools (manual or internet) ▸ Pop-up Placemaking – examples Pinterest ▸ Pop-up “doing it” - Lean in, back away ▸ Embedding Placemaking - Place Story ▸ Walkability - 10 steps ▸ Indicators - You can't manage what you don't measure ▸ The Art of Placemaking - it's an attitude ▸ Creative Placemaking - 6 qualities and 7 pitfalls to avoid ▸ Organisational authenticity - Being yourself ▸ Your Placemaking MBA - the business of place South Terrace, Fremantle, WA, AUS
  9. 9. CH2 Building - Swanston St, Melbourne, VIC, AUS, 2015 TRENDS ▸ Placemaking - "you're soaking in it“
  10. 10. Arena di Verona, Verona, Italy 2015 TRENDS ▸ It's not Rocket Science
  11. 11. Wilson Ave, Brunswick, VIC, AUS 2015 TRENDS ▸ Some places can't be left to chance
  12. 12. Nambour Place Creation - preparing action map. 2015 TRENDS ▸ Enabling your team
  13. 13. Pompidou, Paris, France 2015 TRENDS ▸ A global trend - so act!
  14. 14. Queen St, Nambour, QLD, AUS 2015 TRENDS ▸ Empowering the locals
  15. 15. Nocturnal - City of Greater Dandenong, VIC, AUS (Jason Edwards Photography) 2015 TRENDS ▸ Problem before the solution (the other way around never works)
  16. 16. Church St, Dubbo, NSW, AUS 2015 TRENDS ▸ You can't manage what you don't measure
  17. 17. Red Hill Markets, Fulcher Rd, Red Hill, QLD, AUS 2015 TRENDS ▸ Popup - lighter, quicker cheaper
  18. 18. 2015 TRENDS ▸ Moving from Popup to legacy
  19. 19. Adelaide City, SA, AUS 2015 TRENDS ▸ Show me the money
  20. 20. Church St, Dubbo, NSW, AUS 2015 TRENDS ▸ Places as brand
  21. 21. Queensberry Street,-Carlton, VIC, AUS 2015 TRENDS ▸ Is there an app for that
  22. 22. South Bank, QLD, AUS 2015 TRENDS ▸ Be prepared to make small mistakes
  23. 23. PLACEMAKING: BE THE OPPOSITE Interesting places come from Rather than: Breaking rules Applying them Creation Regulation Empowering locals Council decisions Cooperation Working in silos Enabling the locals Buying expertise Creating places Building projects Supporting street art and graffiti Fighting vandalism Fast tracking entrepreneurs Red tape Being remarkable Not just very good Grunge Not just clean Supporting social fabric Building hard Infrastructure Lighter, quicker, cheaper Heavy, slow, expensive Doing the story Telling the story Taking action Writing policy Seeking contradictions Striving for consistency Cave painting by Banksy - Leake Street in London, May 2008 - painted over by August.
  24. 24. ▸ Place Process ▸ A bias towards action (day to day) ▸ User focus ▸ New Roles ▸ New Skills – enable ▸ Different mind set ▸ Regulate ‘urban manners’ but break the rules ▸ Place leadership ▸ Prototype HOW - SUMMARY Cowper Wharf Road – Woolloomooloo, Sydney, NSW, AUS
  25. 25. St Georges Terrace Slidestreet Perth, WA, AUS ( PLACEMARK Prosperity Excite Our legacy People Livability Exercise Public realm Legibility WAlkable Context Environment Safety Management Art of Placemaking Kindle Innovation N desig(n) G enablin(g)
  26. 26. South Bank, Brisbane, QLD, AUS PLACEMARK Management: a leading edge commitment to place management A rt of Placemaking: enable a mind-set of placemaking K indle: leading edge governance. I nnovation: a commitment to place innovation and excellence Ndesig(n): design and urban design Genablin(g): allow people to contribute to the place