Making People-Friendly Places is an open campaign aiming to put people at the heart of urban design, planning and engineering.
Francis Tibbalds’ Making People-Friendly Towns publication from 1992 included the 10 specific chapter heading. These were often referred to as his 10 principles for making people-friendly places.
In 2015 Matthew Carmona and Steven Tiesdell published their Urban Design Reader. Within it they refer to Tibbalds’ urban design framework, comprising the following refined set of principles:
- Places matter most
- Learn the lessons of the past
- Encourage the mixing of uses and activities
- Design on a human scale
- Encourage pedestrian freedom
- Provide access for all
- Build legible environments
- Build lasting environments
- Control change
- Contribute to the greater whole
Very recently, the RIBA published a publication called 10 characteristics of ‘Places where People want to Live’. These are:
- The right place for the right housing
- A place to start and a place to stay
- A place that fosters a sense of belonging
- A place to live in nature
- A place to enjoy and be proud of
- A place with a choice in homes
- A place with a unique and lasting appeal
- A place where people feel at home
- A sustainable place for future generations
- A place where people thrive.
Tell us your principles of ‘Making people-friendly places’?
Do you or your organisation have principles of good urban form and placemaking?
Join the discussion on the Forum.
Katja Stille and Hilary Satchwell, Tibbalds