Why do this online course?

This course is written for local government professionals and elected representatives by people who really know the opportunities and challenges of working in local governments. We know it is not always easy, but placemaking is an important and practical process for creating positive changes, both within your organisation and in the community.

 “It’s not about governments trying to do things for communities, it’s about communities trying to do things for themselves; councils are a great intermediary to help facilitate that process.”

Municipal Association of Victoria 2019

Who is it designed for?

Whilst it is primarily written for an Australian context, it may be relevant for local governments around the world. It does not cover legislative and regulatory requirements in any detail.

It provides principles, ideas and approaches for making it happen in any country, plus practical, street-level secrets from placemakers with decades of experience.

What will it help you with?

This course will enable you to:

  • Think like a placemaker
  • See the opportunities for placemaking in a local government context
  • Learn the placemaking mindset and key concepts used

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

Testimonial from a local government officer

"This placemaking course was inspiring and practical, sharing insights from experts in the field. It simplified concepts and broke it down into easy-to-understand information and provided resources to progress conversations within our local government."

What you can learn

Key concepts

What placemaking is and is not

Why placemaking is so important for local governments

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

How to engage stakeholders and the local community

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

The skills to help you be successful

Real examples and inspiring ideas 

Testimonials from Local Government Officers

"The Placemaking Course was amazing and gave me a much greater understanding of what placemaking is, how it can be achieved within local government and how to take the community on the journey of placemaking. The course has inspired me to think outside of the box when it comes to placemaking and how I can pass on this knowledge and enthusiasm about placemaking to others within my community and organisation."

"A fantastic resource. Full of inspiration, ideas and tips on making placemaking happen in local government from people who clearly understand the trials and tribulations of the sector. Working through the lessons/modules was easy to do at my own pace. Highly recommend."

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

  • Lucinda Hartley - Neighbourlytics

Joanne Taylor - WSP

Brooke Williams - Fourfold Studio

  • 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 and working with local governments to achieve results.

Plus a welcome from Ethan Kent, Executive Director at PlacemakingX.

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.

"This course did well in emphasising a permissions based, people led approach. That's where I think I got the most benefit from the course."

Price to complete the course in Australian dollars

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Price to complete the course in Australian dollars