THE PLACE ECONOMY VOLUME II
Branding maestro Andrew Hoyne is on a mission to sell the art and commercial benefits of genuine placemaking to developers. His vehicle is a visually stunning series of coffee table books pulling together the best examples of sustainable, nurturing community building projects the world has to offer. I’ve been lucky enough to write two in-depth features for Volume II, to be published later this year. One explores a Brooklyn office-come-beer-barn that’s revitalising an entire neighbourhood. The other shows how a humble roof garden is turning life upside down in an old East St Kilda apartment block. In the best possible way.