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news: ITP supporting the Royal College of Art

The Royal College of Art (RCA) has announced a major new research project working with industry partners, local councils and charities in the communities of Biggleswade in Bedfordshire, Haltwhistle and surrounding parishes in Northumberland and Lyme Regis is Dorset to reimagine community placemaking and transport planning. 

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of local communities and the impacts on global trade, jobs and our natural environment. 

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In response to this, designers from the RCA supported by ITP and other professional bodies/private organisations have come together to seek a better way forward.

The RCA have connected with the three aforementioned communities in order to understand their experience and knowledge to develop a set of tools that will help them to reimagine how they can build their community together, improve the ways they get around their town as well as beyond and how they might share their ideas about the future in more collaborative and supportive ways.

The project will be led by the Intelligent Mobility Design Centre at the RCA and will include an interdisciplinary team from mobility design, architecture, communication and service design.

ITP’s Managing Director Jon Parker said:

“We are delighted to be supporting this research, which is a fantastic opportunity to test out creative and visionary approaches to community engagement and transport planning.  The research team are willing to challenge convention as they seek ways to break our reliance on the private car, giving us insights into how we can deliver cleaner, healthier, safer and more prosperous places” 

To find out more about this project, please get in touch.


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