What is Placemaking?
Placemaking is the art and science of making authentic, vibrant and resilient places that are valued by their communities and admired by visitors.
It is a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach to planning and development that involves understanding the culture, qualities and wisdom of its community. It involves collaboration between many stakeholders to articulate a vision for a place and to plan and deliver that vision.
Placemaking incorporates and influences other traditional areas of place development, including masterplanning, urban design, social and economic development, community engagement, retail planning, arts and culture and sustainable development.
Placemaking benefits the broader community as much as it benefits investors, developers and property owners.
Placemaking builds community goodwill, and gives investors and businesses the confidence to innovate and create places that people love.
“Great places provide a platform for people to interact and enjoy a variety of unique experiences”
We flame the passion of individuals and organisations to nourish shared ownership of the process and the place
We provide a platform for meaningful dialogue and unravel the distinctive nuances of place
We detail out-of-the-box creative approaches to weave the connection between people and place
We create actionable roadmaps in clear communicable language to achieve short, medium and long term goals
5Ps of Placemaking
Village Well’s Placemaking lens provides a critical analysis of place from five perspectives: people, physical environment, product, program and planet – these are our 5 Ps of Placemaking.
The diverse community of place users, their place needs and building collaborative relationships
The design, look and feel of the built form informing how people use a place
Incorporating and embedding sustainability practices through physical design and educational initiatives
The mix of uses and amenities that are contextually specific, including retail, civic and social uses
Rituals, behaviours and engagement shaped by organised events and activities or spontaneous interactions
(re) connecting people with place