Kylie Legge is a graduate of Architecture and holds a Masters in Social Science (Environment and Planning). She has over 15 years experience in the industry and has led projects across Australia, Asia and in the Middle East for councils, developers and state and national government agencies. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the complex task of place making and is committed to both independent research and rigourous practice to enhance the developing profession. Her passion is building the relationship between people and their environments through a fuller understanding of their physical, intellectual and spiritual needs.
Kylie is a well regarded speaker, trainer and facilitator and has presented at conferences and facilitated place making training and place making workshops for government and business globally.
As demand for quality environments in our cities continues to increase, more attention is being paid to the opportunity presented by urban revitalisation as a sustainable alternative to broad scale urban renewal. Around the world urban revitalisation is being catalysed by housing, cultural, retail, infrastructure and city centre projects that spur on infill development, adaptive re-use and other local investment.
In the lead up to Christmas, a time of giving and community spirit, it seems only fitting we look at one of the big urban trends of 2011, collaborative urbanism. Also known as ‘tactical urbanism’, ‘do it yourself’, and ‘lighter, quicker, cheaper’, collaborative urbanism describes community activated place making. Its about community led revitalization and the way in which it starts locally but has the potential to impact on a global audience.