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.