Placemaking is the process through which we work together to shape our public spaces. Rooted in community-based participation, Placemaking involves the planning, design, management and programming of shared use spaces. More than just designing spaces, Placemaking brings together diverse people (including professionals, elected officials, residents, and businesses) to improve a community’s cultural, economic, social and ecological situation.
It is a creative but intentional process. Placemaking builds on our growing environmental awareness by helping communities adapt and thrive within our constructed and our natural world.
A leading proponent of placemaking is the Project for Public Spaces.
Greater Victoria Placemaking Network founder Lorne Daniel is a member of the Placemaking Leadership Council, an international advisory body formed by PPS.
Other great placemaking resources include:
Street Plans Collaborative – the home of Tactical Urbanism workbooks
Placemakers consulting group
Knight Foundation – funding organization (U.S.) supporting placemaking
Greater Victoria organizations involved in improving public space and streets:
Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition – cycling advocacy group