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The Placemaking Handbook: Designing for Future Residents


Six years ago, Local Peoples asked ourselves: how might we use our human-centred design expertise, knowledge of urban development and passion for building resilient communities to help design better places?

The answer was to listen to the voice that’s always missing from place development: the future resident. Since then, we’ve gathered a wealth of research into innovative, empathetic approaches to place design. We’ve helped place creators to find and engage future residents to ensure they deliver people-focused places. Local Peoples envision a world in which all places are purposeful, sustainable and productive. Think of this handbook as a practical guide to building meaningful places the community loves. Our expertise in placemaking and human-centred design is here to help your community, place or project.

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