How do I improve the public space in my town centre?
Practical Evidence Gaps are current issues affecting high streets and town centres that would benefit from more knowledge and examples. These gaps have been identified by conducting content analysis in two large sources of data: 1) the online network set up by Association of Town and City Management (ATCM) (on Basecamp), involving town and city management practitioners across the UK; and 2) the Expressions of Interest (EOI) submitted by local authorities to the Future High Streets Fund. Ten Practical Evidence Gaps have been identified. All of them have been framed as ‘how to’ questions, with the aim of helping local authorities and place managers in the transformation of their high streets and town centres.
This resource is concerned with Practical Evidence Gap #1 How do I improve the public space in my town centre?
This resource includes: 1) an introduction to public space, 2) creating inclusive public space, 3) management of public space, and 4) public space and Covid-19.
It also offers best practice examples of how to improve and manage public space, as well as a series of practical action points.
Thank you to ATCM for knowledge and resources.