The revitalisation of communities is high on the urban agenda of many cities. This requires major changes at the physical as much as the social and political levels (Forester, 1999). Those promoting such change as well as those at the sharp end of urban change processes are increasingly requiring if not demanding the right to have a say in the urban transformation process (Sanoff, 2000). Such involvement may, it is argued, go some way to prevent the mistakes of the past, to identify, reinforce and stabilise new roles and relationships within the city such that all citizens become active partners in change (Towers, 1995). Involving community groups in the design processes concerning their city or neighbourhood should enable them to play a constructive role in creating responsive environments and, as a result, achieve a higher level of satisfaction for communities (Frey, 1999).