How people can shape their cities, towns and villages in any part of the world
All over the world there is increasing demand from all sides for more local involvement in the planning and management of the environment.
It is widely recognised that this is the only way that people will get the surroundings they want.
And it is now seen as the best way of ensuring that communities become safer, stronger, wealthier and more sustainable.
But how should it be done? How can local people – wherever they live – best involve themselves in the complexities of architecture, planning and urban design? How can professionals best build on local knowledge and resources?
Over the past few decades, a wide range of methods has been pioneered in different countries. They include new ways of people interacting, new types of event, new types of organisation, new services and new support frameworks.