Positive and enduring place-making is important to all of us. If, as Sir Patrick Geddes asserted, 'a city is more than a place in space...it is a drama in time', then we need to appreciate that urbanism is more than design and buildings, and create a long-term template to nurture and interact with the drama."Learning From Place" takes us through the Academy of Urbanism's vision of place-making and discusses ideas and initiatives to achieve these aims. Written by a team of distinguished contributors, the book presents 15 Great Places, taken from the Academy's annual Urbanism Awards, at the level of City, Town, Neighbourhood, Street and Place. This easily accessible and compelling book examines the many facets of successful urbanism, so that we can understand and learn from the places that work for a wide range of people. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in development, urban planning and all those that care about the places where we live and work.