Placemaking

Placemaking inspires people to collectively reimagine and reinvent public spaces as the heart of the community. Strengthening the connection between community and the places they share. Placemaking refers to a collaborative process that shapes our public realm in order to maximize value.  This concept goes beyond just promoting better urban design principles, placemaking facilitates creative thinking, capitalizes on community assets, and contributes to the community’s health, happiness, and well-being. More than livable; these places are loved.

What is placemaking?

Placemaking is a people-centered approach to the planning process, design and management of public spaces. Put simply, it makes people feel good about where they live, work or play. It involves the action of looking at, listening to, and asking questions of the people who live, work and play in a particular space, When the people come together, they experience and discover the community’s needs and aspirations. A community’s vision is then derived thorough their interactions with each other within the place. Public art is one of many tools used to tap into creative brainstorming and invoke conversation.

Last Updated: August 8, 2018