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Radical rethink: Call for ideas

We’re seeking to disseminate and promote radical thinking in the design and development of public space – or indeed any open space – to influence and ultimately improve the way we make places

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Radical ideas for making better and greener public spaces
Radical ideas for making better and greener public spaces

Radical Rethink is call for ideas to revolutionise public spaces, including policy, design, process, procurement, research or more. Submit a simple idea, and if we like it, we’ll ask you to present it and work with you to develop it, and we’ll help you disseminate it.


Developed with landscape architect Will Sandy and supported by Vestre, we are seeking radical thinking for public space from policy-makers, planners, designers, academics and thinkers – anyone with an idea pushing for new ways of working.

 

We’re seeking to disseminate and promote radical thinking in the design and development of public space – or indeed any open space – to influence and ultimately improve the way we make places.

 

If you’ve got an idea, whether a radical design or policy shift, that will improve our parks, roads, pavements, squares, rooftops, alleyways, back gardens, markets, high streets, etc. that will make them more resilient and productive, ecological, promote health and wellbeing, increase a sense of agency or belonging, become educational, increase access or promote inclusivity, we want to hear from you.

 

We’ll be selecting ideas to present live online to a panel of industry leaders and a wider audience who will question, challenge and feedback. We’ll also publish the ideas and share them with our audience. We’ll seek to feature the best ideas at the Festival of Place on 13 November.

 

What next for places and spaces?
Submit your idea for policy, design, process or procurement (we’re open minded!) via email to editorial@thedeveloper.live, it can be a raw idea, to be further developed later, and it should be described in a maximum 2 pages of A4 (preferably less than 1 page, or even a few sentences that can be elaborated later).

 

Deadline: 22 August

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