place making

Social Data and Placemaking - How Placewashing could soon be a thing of the past.

Social Data and Placemaking - How Placewashing could soon be a thing of the past.

There’s placemaking, and then there’s placewashing. The latter practise has some distinct characteristics - one dimensionality, inauthenticity and the adoption of external ideas over engagement of local leadership.

What Notre Dame tells us about emotional connection to place

What Notre Dame tells us about emotional connection to place

We are emotional beings, as well as physical ones. Therefore our cities and places need to cater for our emotional needs for belonging, memory, comfort, safety and connection as much as they do our need for transport, shelter and recreation.