We will put people at the heart of the planning and placemaking process, unearthing the real needs of a community, empowering stakeholders, creating goodwill, inspiring community spirit and building consensus. Far from imposing ready made off-the-shelf solutions, we will build a vision together through Understanding, Engaging, Creating.
Understanding the DNA of a place is fundamental to successful placemaking. We don’t stop until we truly get under the skin of a place and identify what makes it special.
Engaging stakeholders and the wider community at an early stage encourages understanding, creates shared ownership, and allows the construction of a collective vision.
Creating begins with the visioning process and ends with physical interventions. Along the way there are many issues to resolve and many actions to co-ordinate.
This adds up to a process we call ‘Collaborative Placemaking’.