Melissa Mean – People Make Places

Melissa Mean, head of the Cities Programme at Demos, spoke about ‘People Make Places’, an in-depth study of three British towns and cities: Cardiff, Preston and Swindon. People Make Places explores how the best public spaces are created by people and communities themselves and sets out the forms of governance, design principles and everyday uses that can help boost people’s participation in public space and the wider public life of their town or city.