Get The Audience Involved Early

(Richard Millington) #1

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The 1970 Danish Planning Act required all architecture projects to consult the inhabitants and users of the area at the earliest available opportunity.

It’s a lot easier to change things before you’ve written anything down, sold the idea to your boss, or (god forbid) began building the structure.

This is equally true in communities.

When conceptualization errors occur, the error originates from an early, untested, assumption.

That assumption seeps through into the research process. It infects the questions you ask prospective members, the unconscious way you respond to their answers to get the outcome you want, and what answers you…

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