Feria Urbanism is a design studio with specialisms in urban strategies, neighbourhood planning and civic design. This combination of expertise allows our team to address contemporary place-making challenges in positive and practical ways.
The planning system today provides opportunities for local communities to directly shape and influence the places in which they live and work. We can provide the urban design and planning insight that communities need in order to make the most of these opportunities.
The insight we provide is appreciated by the organisations we work alongside, from large city authorities to small rural parishes; from major landowners to not-for-profit community organisations. We are also involved in urban design education through links with our local university architecture department.
We have created design frameworks for several cities and towns including Preston, Weymouth, Liverpool and Bournemouth. Several of these frameworks looked at the “after dark city” exploring how lighting design, land use planning and other regulations can successfully combine to create safe and lively urban centres at night.
Our team has developed a range of techniques that allow people in both rural and urban areas to improve the places in which they live and work. We have prepared several neighbourhood plans that successfully capture the desires and ambitions of the local community.
Our projects seek to reconcile the competing demands of pedestrians and vehicles to create vibrant and successful places. These projects include the revitalisation of Bexleyheath town centre, winner of the “Excellence in Walking and Public Realm” category at the 2014 London Transport Awards.