Introduction There are two main types of public artworks that are growing in today’s cities, these are, temporary and permanent public artworks. Public art comes in many types, including graffiti, sculptures, statues and even decorations around the city. Public art can be either permanent or temporary depending on the type of art and it’s purpose
Thejas has completed Master of Planning from New Zealand. She has written widely about city planning issues. Her main area of interest is in planning theory, public spaces and humanistic based planning. Thejas has also published academically in peer-reviewed journals. She is part of the Planning Tank team and has contributed over 40 articles on various city planning issues.Thejas has written 53 articles so far, you can find them below.
Introduction Henri Lefebvre is one of the pioneering French social theorists. His works have been cited by many urban planners, particularly those involved in social space and everyday city life. Lefebvre wrote numerous books and essays on city structures. He was a professor of sociology at University of Strasbourg and the New University at Nanterre.
Introduction Doreen Barbara Massey was an influencer on urban social space. Her books have gained acclaim in many parts of the world, particularly in the West. She was a professor of Geography at Open University. She wanted people to re-think their associations and connections with physical city spaces. She received many awards from around the
Introduction Climate change is influencing people and communities around the world, particularly in Asia. From many decades climate change is continuing to have significant impact on people particularly those living in cities. Almost 80% of greenhouse gas emissions are being produced by cities around the world and a third of this is being produced by
Participatory planning is about involving people in the community to get the maximum benefit for the whole society. It is about gathering different views from whoever wants to participate and making people in the city feel welcome to voice their opinions. Participatory planning is usually used by planners to get people to come together on
Introduction Kevin A Lynch was one of the pioneers in urban planning before the profession was well-known or came into existence. Architecture was a prominent profession in America during his times and he trained under a few architects before he taught and trained as an urban planner. He studied under Frank Lloyd Wright and completed