Rose Davies
On the streets
How the ever-shifting web of planning systems, designers and citizens come together to create equality & vibrancy on the streets.
This fragment explores the three factors that weave together to shape our streets. Immersed in the streets of India I learnt how planning systems at ‘the top’ can be designed to enable equality and vibrancy ‘on the ground’ at street level. A mix of three key factors are required; • directive planning which directs where essential services are located and how basic support is provided; • assistive planning is looser and provides a framework for citizens to create their own places, brining vibrancy and diversity to cities like we see in India; • the final element is a development practitioner, an architect for example, someone who connects citizens to different levels of government.