Studio GL has been running interactive training workshops in association with PIA NSW and various local councils, on how to assess context and neighbourhood character. The course clarifies the concept of “neighbourhood character” and “desired future character” and provides a simple framework by which planners can identify and analyze these issues.
The workshops have helped participants to learn how to ‘read’ context and neighbourhood character and appreciate the elements that can be used to ‘respond’ to a specific context. It focuses on defining what context and neighbourhood character means, using photographs to show the elements that contribute to different neighbourhood characters. An interactive case study is also used to engage participants and encourage debate.
Client: PIA (NSW), City of Canada Bay, Shoalhaven City Council
Project date: 2017
Services: Urban Design Training
Projects: Urban Design Training