This is a shorter version of the Creating Great places course.

Great places don’t just happen by accident. Professionals work hard to make it happen, but thriving places also need the knowledge, care and contributions of local people. 

This course is suitable for anyone interested in the WHAT, WHY, 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.

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Who is it designed for?

We have created this course to be accessible to anyone, including professionals working in governments, service providers, private enterprises, local businesses and people who want to improve their community.


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 key concepts, strategies and tactics

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

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

It takes around 2 hours to do, but it can be done in stages. It’s self-paced online learning that you can easily fit around your busy schedule. Learn at your own pace.

What you will learn

Key concepts


What placemaking is and is not


Why placemaking is so important – now more than ever!


Key concepts that help to create great places


How placemaking builds social capital, activates town centres and stimulates economic development


Street-level secrets


How to get wins with a small budget


Common challenges and how you might solve them


How to set up and manage a placemaking process


Real examples and inspiring ideas 

Learn from some of the

best placemakers


This course features ideas and insights from some of the leaders of the placemaking movement in Australasia:


David Engwicht - Creative Communities International

Joanne Taylor - Place Leaders Asia Pacific

  • Gilbert Rochecouste - Village Well

Mike Fisher - Activation Manager

David Snyder and Dean Cracknell at Town Team Movement


They collectively have decades of experiences in placemaking. The 4 lessons in this condensed 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.

Price to complete the course in Australian dollars

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If you would prefer to purchase access for multiple students in one transaction and/or pay via tax invoice, please email your request to [email protected] and we can arrange this.


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Price to complete the course in Australian dollars