Publica brings research and intelligence
to the process of urban change.
WHAT WE DO
Publica is a London-based urban design and public realm practice that works to make our cities more successful, functional and beautiful. Publica surveys neighbourhoods, undertakes rigorous research and provides strategies and design for innovative, inclusive and sustainable growth, policy and planning.
Publica operates at the heart of the debate about urbanism and cities. Our research and intelligence is part of an international conversation about how to make cities more efficient, integrated, vibrant and safe, and how to preserve the vitality of urban neighbourhoods in the midst of rapid growth and development. London’s diversity, complexity and openness to change has made it the ideal laboratory to test and develop this emerging field of practice.
Publica was founded in 2010, at a pivotal moment in society’s thinking about the value of public space in cities, development and planning. Since then, our research-led visions and strategies have been adopted as urban policy and unlocked major public realm projects. As a result, Publica’s had the privilege of restoring and creatively reimagining some of London’s most significant streets and civic spaces.