The regeneration of the Town Centre is a top priority for the Council and its partners. The Town Centre will be an attractive place for residents, workers and visitors alike to spend time. Browsing the shops and market, taking time to enjoy the company of colleagues, friends and family over a drink or meal, spending time pursuing active leisure or simply appreciating the high quality buildings and public spaces.
Key to achieving the vision for Wokingham is the development of high quality streets and public spaces. To inform this vision the Council and its partners engaged Urban Quality Consultants Gehl Architects, world leaders in the fields of architecture, urban design, and urban planning to host a lecture on delivering places for people.
The practice put public space and public life and the close relationship between people’s natural use of the public space and the physical character and form of the built environment at the centre of their work. Henriette Vamberg, Director at Gehl Architects, shared their experiences of delivering high quality urban environments and public spaces through a regeneration process.
The lecture held at St Crispins School on the 29 November 2011 was well attended and led to an active discussion on some key points around the way people interact with public realm.
The event was supported by Wokingham Borough Council, Wokingham Town Council and The Wokingham Society.
To see the content of this lecture download the documents on the right hand side.