Placemaking is an inclusive and collaborative process that brings people together to create positive changes in a place or area. This also includes improving existing spaces to make them more comfortable, accessible, active and attractive.
Placemaking works across and incorporates the best of many disciplines and approaches, including urban design, economic development, events and activation, community development, urban planning, arts, engineering, infrastructure, sustainability and more.
Placemaking is a people-focused process, not a destination and it is never finished. It aims to improve not only the physical elements of a space, but also the way people think and feel about the world around them. It aims to create places that people want to be in and where humans thrive. It is a process that can strengthen the fabric of a neighbourhood or community.
Placemaking empowers people to act, not only as an ethical principle, but also because it is a real way to improve the way a person relates to themselves, their neighbours and their world.