Creating Great Places

The what, why, who, where and how of placemaking

We all want to live, work, run a business and spend time in spaces and places that are welcoming, safe, comfortable, sociable and interesting.

Great places don’t just happen by accident. Professionals work hard every day to make it happen, but thriving places also need the knowledge, care and contributions of local people. This course explores why and how it can happen.

This course is suitable for anyone interested in the WHAT, WHY, WHO, WHERE and HOW of great places. Everyone can play a role and make important contributions, from professionals, to business operators, developers, landowners, residents and visitors.

A graphic showing the important ingredients of great places

What will it help you with?

This course will enable 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

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Communicate the opportunities and benefits of a placemaking process
  • Confidently lead a placemaking project
  • Deliver amazing results, even with a small budget


Plus get a personalised certificate of completion, endorsed by placemaking leaders Town Team Movement and PlacemakingX!


Student feedback 1

"This is an amazing journey through placemaking concepts, but, what is even more important, through our "inner placemaking self". The course has the power to shift mindsets and I love it."

Student Feedback 2

"Great launchpad for anyone wanting to make a difference in their community."

Collaborative, innovative placemaking is what our world needs!

The challenges of our time — economic disruption, political polarisation, climate change and resilience, physical and mental health, equity and inclusion — are global in scale and can often feel overwhelming. The most effective and catalytic solutions can often be found on the local level – our public spaces, streets and neighbourhoods.

This course was super helpful for me to understand the topic fully, as I always had so many questions about placemaking. Especially if I am "allowed" to do placemaking because I never wanted to commit the mistake to do "place washing" - now I am a lot more clear about this!

As I am not a native English speaker and live in Germany I understood every lesson and it helped me to become better in this field! I am thrilled to start new placemaking projects here in my hometown Oldenburg. THANK YOU!

- Pia Wienholt, Oldenburg, NI, Germany

Learn from some of the

best placemakers


This course features ideas and insights from placemakers

Ethan Kent - PlacemakingX

  • David Engwicht - Creative Communities International

Joanne Taylor - Place Leaders Asia Pacific

Brooke Williams - Fourfold Studio

Gilbert Rochecouste - Village Well

Mike Fisher - Christchurch NZ

Dean Cracknell at Town Team Movement

They collectively have decades of experiences. The 9 lessons in this course will help you to learn faster and start making it happen!

Satisfaction guaranteed!


We think that you will enjoy and benefit from completing this course.

If you are not satisfied with it within 30 days from date of purchase, we will refund the purchase price.


"I expected to learn main definitions and rules but the course really exceeded my expectations."


"It is so important to have guidance, even in processes that are familiar. I needed this guidance."

Price to complete the course in Australian dollars


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Price to complete the course in Australian dollars