Marshalls has launched a brand new CPD session exploring learn how to combine design options into the general public realm to enhance emotions of security. This launch comes after analysis that discovered 4 out of 5 individuals really feel extra unsafe when its darkish in shared areas.
The primary Creating Safer Areas CPD session might be held on-line, for one-hour, on Wednesday 1 March 2023. The periods could be delivered just about or in particular person and shares the findings of the Marshall’s white paper on the problems impacting feeling of security or vulnerability in public areas and the consequences it has on behaviour. The session additionally goals to examines seven design pillars that ought to be thought-about by these liable for the general public realm, together with learn how to create public areas which are, in addition to really feel, safer for customers from day by way of to nighttime.
The periods goal to tackles matters comparable to imaginative and prescient and wayfinding, the sonic atmosphere, the usage of know-how, accessibility and familiarity, offering sensible steering for designers, planners and designers to readily combine into schemes whereas additionally addressing components comparable to biodiversity and ease of upkeep.
Johanna Elvidge, head of design at Marshalls, who helped develop the session, says: “The difficulty of public security is a fancy one which requires multi-layered options. By the CPD, we discover the strategic, rounded method wanted to create open, accessible areas the place individuals really feel seen – whereas guaranteeing they’re welcoming to draw extra customers and enhance civic satisfaction. It’s a must-attend for anybody concerned within the design and constructing of any public realm scheme.”