combo1.pngResidential Streets and Small Public Spaces 
Small Shift trains and inspires local residents to tend to small public spaces. Through on-site prototyping workshops and pilot projects, the local community is equipped with skills, local connections and online resources to lead positive changes in their neighbourhoods as they see fit in their own time.

Community Mobilisation: Share city-making resources and inspire community to participate and lead
– How-to Guides
– Letterbox drops

Training and Prototyping: Work with local community to map assets and train them to initiate projects in their neighbourhoods
– Asset mapping
– On-site prototyping
– Qualitative research

Design and Implementation: Design and implement improvements with the community
– Landscaping
– Mural painting
– Outdoor furniture
– Book share

Impact Measurement: Design methodologies, collect and analyse data, generate insights and evidence to inform policy and next projects and programs
– Before and after analysis
– Project evaluation report

Local Centres, Main Streets and Large Public Spaces
Small Shift tends to major public spaces periodically. Local residents are unlikely to build ownership of public spaces that have a large number of users and are distant from their residence. There may also be an expectation that major public spaces should be managed by the local government / landowner.

Maintenance Services: Provide micro-scale maintenance services for local centres, main streets and other large public spaces
– Watering plants
– Micro-cleaning
– ‘Cash for cans’
– Landscaping
– Book share
– Bin placement
– Decal installation

For strategic services including place strategies and actions plans, visit Urban Toolbox.