Placemaking is a design technique that integrates urban design within the highway environment, and within traffic free routes away from the highway, to create a place with a strong identity or a memorable route, engaging successfully with its surrounding buildings and activities.
Placemaking (draft), Sustrans Design Manual Chapter 3, 2014 (2.3MB pdf)
Sustrans design guide provides information on:
- Key principles of placemaking
- Where to start: texture and colour, planting, seating, art and sculpture, water and water features, lighting, other street furniture, legibility
- Placemaking in the highway environment
- Community engagement.
Other external guidance:
- Department for Transport, Manual for Street 2 – Wider Application of the Principles , Traffic Management and Streetscape, Local Transport Note 1/08, DfT 2008 and Quality Audit, Traffic Advisory Leaflet 5/11
- Home and Communities Agency, Urban Design Compendium
- Cycling England, Better Streets, Better Places Delivering Sustainable Residential Environments
- Cycling England Presentation, Providing for Cycling in the Public Realm
- Living Streets, The State of our Streets, 2012 (pdf)