People power

Shackell, A., 2002, People power, in: Landscape Design, 306,

  • Author : Shackell, A.
  • Year : 2002
  • Journal/Series : Landscape Design
  • Volume Number (CONSECUTIVE: Counting all Volumes of this Journal ever published) : 306
  • Pages : 25-28
  • Abstract in English : Is working with people a recipe for good, bad or just indifferent design? Lessons learnt from consulting with residents are considered. Local residents kwon more about a site than any outside professional. Listening to what they have to say is not about being polite but gathering the best possible data from which to work. Involving a community from the inception to completion of a project means ensuring that residents fully understand what is achievable. This necessitates constant two-way communication and a delicate balancing act between encouraging aspirations and ensuring delivery of the scheme.
  • Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: participatory design, community, community involvement, planting design. UTILITY: lecturers/teachers, academic research, students of universities of professional education.