Place making and Spatial Mediation

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The course examines the ways in which places are managed, utilised and lived in and how such activities can change the way places are conceptualised. In the course students will develop a range of analytical skills to enable them to foster an awareness of value judgments, deliberation processes and ethical considerations inherent within the placemaking process.

It focuses on the ways in which places can be enhanced and communities developed that engenders social capital, community potential, good public health and well-being as well as a high quality of built form, function, connectivity and identity, and in so doing recognises the role of place-making in building sustainable communities.

Participants will consider what is meant by places, how they are formed, how they are conceptualised, and how they can help in the planning process creating sustainable communities. It will also focus on a number of key ways in which places are created, and subsequently changed. This necessitates an historico-cultural approach, as the ways towns and cities have changed over time will be examined along with the social, cultural, economic and political forces that often foster those changes. Increasingly policy-makers are turning to integrated approaches to planning decisions involving culture and place-making. The argument they are using is that, in order to be effective, local plans must be joined up to all the different aspects of the local quality of life agenda

Why choose this course?

This short course is designed to introduce participants to the concepts of place and space and the ways in which these can be mediated through placemaking - which is both a process and a philosophy. 



Start DateEnd DateDay and TimeCostLink
14/05/202016/05/2020Thur to Sat 9-5£360Apply online