Participatory consultation

The sensory landscape of a city plays an important role in developing local attachments not only for those whose ancestors have lived there but for migrants, tourists and visitors alike. While most urban transformation schemes involve an open process of consultation, the sensory qualities of places are often not addressed in this process despite being central in mediating a sense of place. An emphasis on participatory sensory consultation provides a common-sense vocabulary, knowledge and expertise for citizens to be engaged in place-making processes.

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