Supporting Solution:

How to Get People There

Because people only love it if they use it.

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Launched in May 2017


A resource to help inspire good design and place- making through ideas, examples and ways of incorporating tactical urbanism in interesting ways, i.e. incorporating exercise, Wi-Fi, seating or cooking into existing green space. 


We incorporate existing ideas gleaned throughout the Tour as the basis of a simple green space and tactical urbanism guide that councils and others can access to help make their green spaces loved.


  • Encourages new ways of imagining green space.
  • Activation means increased safety.
  • Encourages businesses and potentially more diverse funding schemes like Business Improvement Districts.
  • Public-led design, therefore more awareness, appreciation of and engagement with green space.
  • Health impacts for communities who feel more welcome to be outside. 


""How to Get People There” is the solution that excites me the most because I think it’s true that people only love [a green space] if they use it, so the reactivation of existing green spaces is key. Simply put, currently much green space lacks utility and this solution would help overcome that issue."

Anthony Kimpton, University of Queensland, QLD.

"I think that some professionals in the development industry are starting to get it with liveability becoming more widely accepted as a design principle, but community awareness is quite low, they need to be more engaged and informed about what the opportunities and benefits are of good quality green space."

Greg Ryan, Landcorp, WA.


Matthew Easton, Tract Consultants, NSW. Helen Papathanasiou, Parramatta City, NSW. Kylie Legge, Place Partners, NSW. Vanessa Trowell, AILA, NSW. Josh Byrne, JBA, WA. Pierre Quesnel, UDLA, WA. Leanne Gillies, Fleming’s Nurseries, VIC. Jana Soderlund, CUSP, WA. Pip Hildebrand, Do it on the Roof, VIC. Shelley Meagher, Do it on the Roof, VIC. Ella Gauci-Seddon, Outlines SA, VIC. Kelly White, City of Wanneroo, WA. Sheryn Pitman, GI Project, Botanic Gardens, SA. Greg Ryan, Landcorp, WA. Esther Ngang, NGIWA, WA. Gerhard Grasser, Tree Preservation Australia, VIC. Jen Guice, Penrith Council, NSW. David Weisz, HAL, NSW. Louise Orr, SEQ Catchments, QLD. Lisa Kuiri, UQ, QLD. Lyndal Plant, UQ/BCC, QLD. Bob Barton, Golden Age Cinema, NSW. Gwilym Grif ths, Marrickville Council, NSW. Rachel Pemberton, City of Fremantle WA. Julie Nimmo, Sutherland Shire, NSW. Jon Strachan, City of Fremantle, WA. Crosbie Lorimer, Clouston Associates, NSW. Joel Johnson, City of Sydney, NSW. Ryan Jones, University of Newcastle, QLD. Bridget Armstrong, Westpac, NSW. Karen Sweeney, CoS, NSW. Rachel Hornsby, City of Kingston, VIC. Briony Anker, University of SA, SA. Rod Simpson, UNSW, NSW. James Grant, JMD Designs/AILA, NSW. Shea Hatch, Nature Play, WA. Lyndal Plant, QLD.