Collaborative Place Design is a unique stakeholder and community engagement method which helps everyone collectively imagine and build their future home, neighbourhood or place.
We apply collaborative design (Co-design) and gamification to create unique tools such as customisable scaled models to help the planning, design, development and implementation of urban plans, projects and policy.
Since 2016 we have conducted over 40 workshops and meaningfully engaged over 1600 people ranging from primary school age children through to active community members, government officers and planning and design professionals.
The process promotes effective engagement and genuine participation in problem solving and solution seeking. It is highly inclusive, playful, exploratory and educational.
Collaborative Place Design breaks through urban planning and design challenges and can be used for:
community and stakeholder engagement by local government and other organisations to inform and develop new policy initiatives and strategic plans,
research to understand people’s preferences in their environment; and
education and communication for all ages related to urban planning and design.
Please get in touch to understand how we can help you promote respect and trust in the process of urban development as well as helping generate a genuinely shared approach to changes in our urban areas.
'The model really helped us to engage in a meaningful way on complex planning policy.'
Paul Garbett – Director of Strategic Planning and Projects, City of Fremantle
'I loved your customisable 1:200 scale model for its ability to visualise increasing housing density in suburbs. I can see lots of practical teaching, research and public engagement applications for it.'
Professor Carolyn Whitzman, Melbourne School of Design