Published: 22nd May 2014

In a time of change in small towns, Shape My Town gets people thinking about their local area and inspires them to get involved in changing and improving it Shape My Town has been developed to encourage and enable community-led, local planning. Created by Matthew Jones of Coombs Jones Architects+Makers and the Design Commission for Wales, it builds on work understanding the physical character of a place, developed through the Design Commission for Wales’ publication My Square Mile and Ruthin: Market Town of the Future, an award-winning community-led town planning project run by Design Research Unit Wales at the Welsh School of Architecture. Shape My Town provides an accessible, web-based toolkit full of useful information, guides and ideas to inspire and support community groups who want to play a part in shaping the future of their towns. A fifth of the population of Europe lives in small towns of under … (To read the full article, subscribe below)