This is the place to learn about placemaking.

What is placemaking?

Placemaking is an inclusive and collaborative process, a mindset, an attitude that brings people together to create positive changes in a place or area.

It aims to improve not only the physical elements of a space, but also the way people think about and connect with the world around them.

It is a response to the car-dominated, unattractive and unsafe environments found in many urban areas, but it also has ancient roots reaching back to the way communities and citizens used to be created pre-World War 2.

Placemaking is not a "nice to have", it's a "must do"!

We have collected and curated the most important placemaking concepts, tips and lessons learned into one place to make it easier and faster for you to learn.

These online courses allow you to learn at your own pace, when you want, where you want!

Placemaking in just 12 minutes

See what you can learn in our online placemaking courses.

The free Placemaking in 12 Minutes course will provide a quick overview of placemaking in 12 and a half minutes!

"Placemaking is like turning a house into a home."

Placemaker leader, David Engwicht

Placemaking is a philosophy and an iterative, collaborative process for creating public spaces that people love and feel connected to.

Placemaking is about creating feelings in people. It's about making a public space, street or even a whole suburb "feel like home" - a place to feel good in, to belong to and be proud of.

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.

Online placemaking training courses

Placemaking.Education has various online courses that you can take anywhere, anytime! Learn at your own pace.

Town Team Movement and the global leader of the placemaking movement, PlacemakingX, have partnered to create the world’s first online education platform with structured training courses to help you learn more about placemaking.

The course content includes topics such as:

  • What is placemaking?
  • Why is placemaking important?
  • What are the principles of placemaking?
  • What are some examples of placemaking?
  • Who can be a placemaker?
  • Where can placemaking be done?
  • How can you make it happen?

Placemaking.Education is a collaboration between:

Town Team Movement enables local communities and governments to connectorganise and act to regenerate the fabric of their neighbourhoods and to create better places.

We’re an underarching, non-profit social enterprise. We help positive ‘doers’ to improve their community.

Our key activities include:

  1. Inspire, support, connect and promote local Town Teams
  2. Provide place consultancy services, often around creating a positive, ‘can do’ culture
  3. Host interactive and inspiring events
  4. Provide education and training, particularly on placemaking and community-led action

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PlacemakingX is a global network of leaders who together accelerate placemaking as a way to create healthy, inclusive, and beloved communities.

Our vision is to make the spaces we live into places we love. Create a thriving, equitable, and sustainable world through the convergence of values, passion, and action around our public spaces.

We are a network of placemaking thought leaders, public space activists, regional network leaders, and professionals from all over the world. We have diverse experiences and backgrounds but share a common purpose. PlacemakingX is currently formed by 100+ leaders and 1,300+ advocates from 80+ countries around the world.

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We're for people and places!

Town Team Movement and PlacemakingX are both non-profit social enterprises. All funds raised via the Placemaking.Education platform go back into delivering our visions and purposes.

Help us to promote the placemaking movement!

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