A collaborative way of shaping our cities

'The quality of a public space has always been best defined by the people who use it. Therefore the process of shaping these spaces should be community-driven and inclusive. Placemaking is an overarching idea and hands-on approach to improve a neighborhood, city or region. It inspires people to collectively reimagine and reinvent public spaces as the heart of every community. Strengthening the connection between people and the places they share, Placemaking refers to a collaborative process by which we can shape our public realm in order to maximize shared value. More than just promoting better urban design, Placemaking facilitates creative patterns of use, paying particular attention to the physical, cultural, and social identities that define a place and support its ongoing evolution.' - Project for Public Spaces.

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The process of Placemaking

Placemaking is about the transformation of the living environment in collaboration with many stakeholders. It contributes to the creation of an innovative; healthy; inclusive; mobile and visibly appealing city in which we all want to live. We will look at all these factors it touches upon and share information regarding this Placemaking process.

What's in a name

Where does the idea of Placemaking come from?