Momentous, provoking and beautiful, The Place Economy is a resource book that discusses best-practice placemaking from around the world.
1. Health and wellbeing
Giving people healthier environments and promising ourselves brighter futures.
2. Context, environment and heritage
A commitment to protecting and celebrating the things we hold dear is essential to future placemaking.
3. Walkability, movement and choice
The user should always reign supreme and there are few excuses for leaving our people behind.
4. Higher ideals and improving quality of life
Designing, planning, financing and building the places we genuinely wish to live in is the secret to progressive and positive development.
5. The MONA effect
What’s possible when ambition, imagination, investment and audacity align.
6. Industry, technology and economic competitiveness
Great places are springing up in Australia and beyond, founded on early, strategic thinking and backed by finessed execution.
7. Taking action
Commercial and residential populations welcome the opportunity to contribute to their environments, by necessity or design.
8. Legacies and building culture
We need the will to acknowledge and invest in a better future.
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This book is not for profit.
100% of proceeds will go to help Habitat for Humanity, who provide appropriate housing solutions in sustainable communities. The charity was established with the belief that the foundations of the future lie in giving families the opportunity to be healthier, happier and more secure.