People, Place, Planet: Think Piece by Hajir Kheder

In this edition of our People, Place, Planet: Think Pieces, Hajir Kheder shares her thoughts and ideas about the theme through the lens of social value and collaboration.

Guest Author

Posted on Feb 26, 2024

Demanding Quality in our Public Realm by Sophia de Sousa

Today I was looking through photos on my phone and came across this image. I honestly can’t remember where I […]

Sophia de Sousa

Posted on Jan 26, 2022

Learning from community open spaces: Spaces by Design with Wandle Housing Association tenants and staff

Designing and managing public space is complex work, and often spaces are established or improved, only to find that after […]

Maja Luna Jorgensen

Posted on Nov 17, 2015

Visioning Sustainable Places during Green Sky Thinking week

As part of Open City’s ‘Green Sky Thinking’ week (15-19 April), we ran a breakfast workshop ‘People, Place and Value: Visioning Sustainable […]

Melissa Lacide

Posted on Apr 26, 2013

New life in Fountainbridge

Earlier in November we supported a fantastic group who have come together to create a vision to breathe new life […]

Maja Luna Jorgensen

Posted on Nov 28, 2012

Enabler Voices: ‘What value do local people bring to placemaking?’

By Richard Crutchley, Glass-House Enabler Google ‘Andover Estate’ and you’ll find a relentless list of negative outpourings about this sprawling […]

Guest Author

Posted on Nov 15, 2012

Build Your Neighbourhood: how people, place and value interact

“The essence of good places comes out in what we do.” – Meredith Evans, formerly Corporate Director, Telford and Wrekin […]

Melissa Lacide

Posted on Oct 25, 2012

What would a sustainable city look like?

Green Sky Thinking Week held from 17-21 September was set up by Open City to highlight green expertise in the […]

Louise Dredge

Posted on Sep 20, 2012

A crisis in housing and transport: what about placemaking?

Two news items caught my eye yesterday.  One was the much commented on statement of Housing Minister Grant Shapps, that […]

Sophia de Sousa

Posted on Aug 21, 2012

Marple Wharf – revitalising the waterfront

Over the past few months we’ve supported the Marple Civic Society and Marple Vision Partnership to develop their plans to bring […]

Maja Luna Jorgensen

Posted on Jun 1, 2012