As our world continues to become more urban, it will be essential to ensure that environmental and social outcomes are positive for our cities and their inhabitants.
Placemaking is a word, concept and methodology that is becoming increasingly popular in the urban design field. Prioritising people through thoughtful and enagaging design, ‘tactical urbanism’, and other bottom up approaches, it values the active community contribution towards the design of public spaces.
With estimates that 60% of the world’s population will be living in urban environments by 2050, it could be said that the future will be city-centric. We hear a lot about urban growth and the rise of cities, but how do we make them sustainable?