STRATEGIC URBAN REGENERATION for TOWNS
"The best method of developing sustainable urban regeneration strategies is to collect evidence that can be used to analyse how people currently use their local towns and reveal what they want, need and expect from them in the future"
"Local people wish to view 'change' as their own and feel that by participating they can help achieve the type of towns they value and desire"
What we offer
Behavioural Mapping Research
For urban managers behavioural mapping provides a continuous and current body of evidence based on what is actually happening in and between towns. This evidence supports complex town centre and sub-regional strategies and can be used as a tool to explain contentious proposals when conducting community wide consultations.
Townscape uses specific research mapping techniques, such as focused on-line questionnaires and video interviews, as a way of contacting hard-to-reach groups that rarely attend traditional workshop events. As internet and video access increases a broader range of user groups can be drawn into the process of influencing the future of their local towns.
As impartial stakeholder facilitators Townscape can act on behalf of applicants and local planning authorities in exploring design and development ideas for change with local people.
For designers and planners facilitation can provide a bridge between the actions and aspirations of local people with place-making objectives. The way local people use, access and express their aspirations about places are systematically obtained, analysed and interpreted into a preliminary design guide.