Neal Allen-Burt talks placemaking with Property Week
20th March 2018
Placemaking has dominated conversations about improving our cities in recent years. The ubiquitous use of, and interest in, the word ‘place’ shows we are becoming more acutely aware of the spaces between buildings and their power to knit together and animate communities.
Developers are increasingly mindful of how public realm, when cultivated correctly, can yield significant civic and commercial benefits. Architects and urban designers are tasked with creating spaces with meaning – not just accessible, but also a valuable commercial amenity. The resulting places are not just a gesture, but a thoughtful piece of the tapestry of the public domain; a connection to the immediate and wider city community.
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