Did you know that Pobl are signatories of the Placemaking Wales Charter?
What is placemaking?
Placemaking involves working collaboratively across sectors and disciplines to comprehensively consider the future development of distinctive and vibrant places.
At Pobl, placemaking is at the centre of our developments. For decades the homes delivered in the UK have been shrinking with limited flexibility and choice. The sense of place that historically we were so good at creating has been lost in a drive for profit and a proliferation of regulations which have combined to make so many of our communities soulless with estates of houses dominated by cars, tarmac and characterless houses. At Pobl we believe and have proven that it’s possible to do so much better. To create places which are safe, sustainable and attractive.
Listen to Neil Barber (Executive Director Commercial) talking about what placemaking means at Pobl:
What is the Placemaking Charter?
The Placemaking Wales Charter has been developed by Welsh Government and the Design Commission for Wales in collaboration with the Placemaking Wales Partnership – a multi-disciplinary group representing professions and organisations working within the built and natural environment.
The Charter builds on the strengthening focus on Placemaking in policy and practice in Wales and aims to provide a common understanding of the range of considerations that go into placemaking. The charter outlines six placemaking principles that cover the range of considerations that contribute to establishing and maintaining good places.
You can find out more about the charter by watching this video from the launch in September 2020:
The six placemaking principles are people and community, location, movement, mix of uses, public realm and identity. You can find out more about what each of these mean by clicking on the headings below:
What does it mean to be a signatory of the charter?
In signing the Placemaking Wales Charter, Pobl have agreed to support placemaking in all relevant areas of our work and promote the six placemaking principles in the planning, design and management of new and existing places.
The spirit of the partnership is of one of mutual support, encouragement, and positive action.
Signatories are expected to promote and uphold the principles of the charter in all of their work.
To find out more, you can visit the Design Commission for Wales website: www.dcfw.org/placemaking