Saturday, September 17, 2005

People Make Places: Growing the Public Life of the Cities
A new report from Demos provides some surprises as car boot sales, allotments and supermarket cafes are some of the most-loved public spaces in Britain - the report funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation argues that urban planners should learn from the perspective of the people who actually use the public spaces: "Architects and planners need to start with people; they must understand public space from the perspective of those who live and work in towns and cities.”
Read a summary of the report here:
or download a free copy of the full report from Demos (requires pdf reader) here: