Delivering short-term interventions to empower communities and shape regeneration
Short to medium term projects can be a powerful tool to understand a new place, to embrace change whilst nurturing existing qualities and to engage with local communities. They offer an opportunity to test and explore masterplan concepts and ideas whilst delivering immediate local improvements. This can build credibility, encouraging stakeholders into the area ahead of planned longer-term development, and this can be particularly important in the case of the phased delivery of large-scale developments.
This case study by Kavita Tailor explores Old Oak & Park Royal Development Corporation’s ‘In the Making’ initiative, an ambitious programme of public realm, local economy, arts, culture and heritage projects and activities. The case study was published in December 2020 and focuses specifically on the delivery of bespoke, placemaking capital projects and may be of interest to other local authorities or public organisations that are delivering large-scale strategic developments.