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Design for living: How co-designing with communities can produce better places to live

We talk a lot about participation in planning, and it takes many forms – but what about co-design – the principle of working equally with citizens on the design of buildings and places? Nicola Homer runs the rule over co-design in the UK

Consider showing an image of cool architecture in a face-to-face engagement. When you talk with your audience, people give opinions based on their own backgrounds and perspectives. Yet do they know the answer to how the building works?This is where co-designing with communities can make a difference to planners in a consultation, by facilitating a knowledge-sharing process.“When we do a normal........
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