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Living in Wonderland: Urban development and placemaking by David Twohig

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Masterplanning is as much a consideration of how a place will function as it is about urban form.When looking at cities in Chapter 2 we discussed the importance of diversity, infrastructure, density, facilities and liveability and how these are critical in successful placemaking. But these elements also need to be considered alongside the technical masterplanning issues discussed in this chapter.

When starting a masterplan, we have to realise that place is about experience and not just about focusing exclusively on the physical urban form. A great place is not all about the buildings on the site but about the people, things and happenings taking place between buildings.

Getting this right is what differentiates great places from just another ...

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