CX Cluster Project

Open Planning

Open Planning

Rethinking the urban planning process in the digital space.

2 Commercial Partners
6 Academic Researchers
University of Liverpool
CX PhD Student
CX PhD Student
CX PhD Student
HighWire PhD at Lancaster University

An investigation of current limitations when engaging the public in the urban planning process, and developing new systems using narrative processes and digital technologies such as visualisation to better articulate and understand design proposals.  This aims to improve transparency, public engagement, impact and communication.

Latest Project Activity

Join us on Sat 19 Sep to create a collaborative multimedia map of Lboro market

31st Aug 2015
MapYourMarket is part of Market Town, a series of new commissions and critical debate that sets out to re-imagine the future of Loughborough’s high streets led by Radar, LU Arts and Charnwood Arts, in partnership with Love Loughborough and Charnwood borough Council. The programme is supported using public funding by...

Visualising the lamp post sign

17th Jun 2015
Despite the availability of 24 items of planning data, only 6 items are currently used and none of these are visual. The majority of content within existing signs covers the legal framework and provides the public an overview of how to contact the planning department. This is to comply within the...

Creative Citizens’ Variety Pack: Inspiring digital ideas from community projects

27th Jan 2015
In September 2014, the Creative Citizens’ Variety Pack was launched at the Creative Citizens conference in London, with a collection of 12 case studies that make use of digital tools in creative ways for social benefit. Open Planninng was one of the project involved, among great projects like Play your Place...

A day in the life of a planning application

25th Nov 2014
How does a planning application notice get published? This short film takes a behind the scenes look at Liverpool City Council Planning Office. While investigating the UK planning policy framework, the Open Planning team took a closer look at the planning application process. The A4 planning notice, synonymous with the image...

Open Planning App: test with citizens and developers

29th Oct 2014
Open Planning App received great feedback, as according to participants it simplifies the planning process, making it more accessible and engaging. The past Friday 24th October the Open Planning team met with citizens and developers to discuss the pros and cons of Open Planning App. Open Planning App is a tool...