ABOUT OPEN URBANISM
Open Urbanism was founded by Philip Kassanis in 2012 as a not for profit company to carry out research and development in the field of urbanism. It developed two initiatives, M10 and OurPlanning™, to the point of being ready to pilot but which have now been on hold for several years. In this time the political, social and economic context has changed significantly. The business plan for these is currently undergoing review.
In 2019 it was subsumed into Philip Kassanis Limited and its remit expanded to cover all services that Philip offers in the field of urbanism.
WHAT OPEN URBANISM DOES
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
As well as the ongoing task of reviewing M10 and OurPlanning™, Open Urbanism welcomes the opportunity to carry out research tasks for others.
M10 is an academic research programme that aims to enhance the practice of masterplanning by learning the lessons of the last 10 years using an improved framework.
OurPlanning™ is a suite of services that facilitate communities unite in common purpose to create a plan for their area.
URBAN DESIGN & MASTERPLANNING
Open Urbanism specialises in masterplanning, which is a process encompassing a broad range of activities. It can therefore operate at many levels. It can lead the whole process or provide elements of whole either as stand alone exercises or as part of a wider team such as design public realm places, feasibility studies, design and access statements, stakeholder engagement and so forth.