Course Overview and Learning Guide
Congratulations on signing up for this course and welcome!
It will provide you with an Introduction to Placemaking in 9 online lessons. Learn at your own pace, when you want from your office, study or even the loungeroom! It aims to help you to:
- Think like a placemaker
- See the opportunities for placemaking that are all around you
- Learn the what, why, who, how and where of placemaking
- Build the confidence and skills to give it a go yourself
- Discover the ideas and insights from placemaking professionals with years of experience
We have created this course to be accessible to anyone just like you!, including professionals, local businesses and people who want to improve their community.
Dean Cracknell, the curator of the course, welcomes you in the short video below.
Acknowledgement of the Placemaking Pioneers
Town Team Movement acknowledges the work, ideas and inspiration of the founders of the placemaking movement and the early pioneers. This course and our approach at Town Team Movement have been particularly influenced by:
- Jane Jacobs
- Project for Public Spaces
- William H. Whyte, Fred Kent and Ethan Kent
- David Engwicht at Creative Communities International
Thank you! We acknowledge other significant contributors in the Acknowledgements and Additional Reading section at the end of Module 1.
Ethan Kent, Executive Director of the leader of the global placemaking movement - PlacemakingX - welcomes you in the video below.
Get your personal Certificate of Completion
People who complete this course will receive a personalised Certificate of Completion, endorsed by Town Team Movement and PlacemakingX, to recognise your knowledge.
Remember to press the “Complete and Continue” button in the top right-hand corner after you have finished each lesson and task, including this final “What’s Next?” section.
Once you press the “Complete and Continue” button in the final “Certificate of Completion” section, you will be issued with a personalised Certificate of Completion.
The Introduction to Placemaking Course Guide is provided for viewing and download in the attachments below. It provides a summary of the course and an overview of the course content for reference.