About Placemaking

Building Communities Through Placemaking

Placemaking can be defined as a collaborative process of creating environments that people are attracted to, and have ownership of. But what happens if the community doesn’t have the capacity (ability, time and/or interest), to get involved in the first place?

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What Are the Criteria for a Great Place?

Places are complex systems with many elements that contribute to their success. A recent survey, conducted by Place Partners Director Kylie Legge, took up the challenge of identifying what criteria are most valued by the people who use public places in Sydney.

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Interactive Street Art: Graffiti? Street art? Community Engagement?

Innovation in community engagement is always something we are interested in as place makers. This is particularly true in locations where community members are unable or unwilling to attend formal meetings, and also for those projects that need to hear from hard to access groups such as youth, especially when planning for the future.

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Placemaking: A Glossary of Key Terms

We’re often asked to define terms that are frequently used in the world of placemaking. Here is a brief summary of these core terms. It’s by no means definitive but we think it’s a good starting point. Maybe there are some more terms you can share. Feel free to reach out via our contact form.

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Influencers

Our philosophy around placemaking has been influenced by a number of visionaries including Jane Jacobs and Michael Mobbs. Here’s a little about their contribution in this space.

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