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travel as creative fuel

Travel is a primary means of research for TOWNSCAPE; the world’s great cities are our laboratory for exploring state-of-the-art design and timeless principles of placemaking. Our ongoing research has taken us to hundreds of cities, villages and great public spaces in over 30 countries; the best lessons fuel our own creativity and enrich our town planning and urban design solutions.


"Stimulus-rich travel builds a rich storehouse of mental imagery that becomes the designer’s inner sourcebook.”     Jim Richards

For more information, read Jim's recent article in Landscape Architecture Magazine titled "Travel as Creative Fuel". In the article, Jim promotes the idea of travel based "design immersion" to gain rapid exposure to the most instructive landscapes and best creative works a region, country, or continent has to offer. A PDF of the article can be accessed by clicking the link below.