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How Adelaide revitalized itself through ‘placemaking’, via @Citiscope

How Adelaide revitalized itself through ‘placemaking’, via @Citiscope | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it

"And so “Splash Adelaide” was born. It was a “fast and dirty” anything-goes approach to placemaking, intended to trial new ideas and see what might work. Splash Adelaide projects could break any council policy, but not break the law. Streets, laneways and squares were closed off almost without warning to create street parties, outdoor film screenings, spontaneous orchestral performances and urban guerilla-style vegetable gardens.  Mistakes were encouraged, as a way for city administrators to learn how to do things differently.

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The idea was to “consult by doing” and to get businesses and residents to think about shared spaces in new ways. Because the interventions were temporary and experimental, there was no huge risk. According to Yarwood and Smith, the aim was for these ephemeral projects to inspire members of the community to become involved, take charge and create a longer-term legacy of positive and sustainable transformation, step by step, square by square, street by street and district by district."

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"Mistakes were encouraged, as a way for city administrators to learn how to do things differently." - seems to me the most important approach for any development project.

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11 Principles of Placemaking

11 Principles of Placemaking
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technologies and society... you cannot not pass by design thinking and Placemaking, which seem particularly correlated. Excellent presentation, and here are the four first principles (read the rest for yourself :-) : 

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  • 2. 1. The community is the expert. The people living and working in a place know what needs to be done and how to do it.
  • 3. 2. You are creating a place not a design. Successful neighborhood improvements rely less on blueprints and more on engaged local citizens and a solid management plan.
  • 4. 3. You can’t do it alone. The right partners will bring more resources, innovative ideas, and new sources of energy.
  • 5. 4. They’ll always say it can’t be done. When officials, business people, and neighbors say it won’t work, what they really mean is “We’ve never done it like this before.”

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See also: http://www.pps.org/reference/11steps/

A step-by-step guide and other documents can be downloaded here: http://www.placemakingchicago.com/downloads/


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Project for Public Spaces | What is Placemaking?

Project for Public Spaces | What is Placemaking? | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it
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My interest about Placemaking for this topic comes from the idea that the bottom up approach has been triggered by the technological revolutions: it is about how people are interacting with their spaces, physical in the realm of Placemaking, but the same counts for digital spaces. What about more co-creation in the digital realm?

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"The concepts behind Placemaking got traction in the 1960s, when visionaries like Jane Jacobs and William H. Whyte (who was Jacobs’ Fortune Magazine editor that got her to write Death and Life of Great American Cities) offered groundbreaking ideas about designing cities that catered to people, not just to cars and shopping centers. Their work focused on the importance of lively neighborhoods and inviting public spaces. Jane Jacobs advocated citizen ownership of streets through the now-famous idea of “eyes on the street.” Holly Whyte emphasized essential elements for creating social life in public spaces."

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