Publica is a London based public realm and urban design consultancy. We specialise in providing detailed advice to major land-owners, developers, architects and local authorities on the strategic development of urban neighbourhoods. We work at all scales from single buildings and spaces to large-scale masterplans and area strategies.
We believe that the quality of the public realm is defined not only by spatial and physical characteristics, but also by social and cultural conditions.
Publica’s work is based upon rigorous local area research and analysis, used to produce evidence-based briefs, strategies and design proposals that consider the ground plane, the streets and spaces in between buildings and the full three-dimensional complexity of the enclosure of those spaces.
An ongoing collaborative programme of research, creative practice and international dialogue underpins our practice and we are committed to contributing to the wider debate about cities and contemporary urbanism. Members of the Publica team are regularly invited to discuss what makes successful neighbourhoods and our expertise is sought by design panels, awards groups and other organisations involved in city making.