Why Do This Online Course?

This course is written for local government professionals and elected representatives by people who really know the opportunities and challenges of working in local governments. We know it is not always easy, but placemaking is an important and practical process for creating positive changes, both within your organisation and in the community.

This course will enable you to:

  • Think like a placemaker
  • See the opportunities for placemaking in a local government context
  • Learn the placemaking mindset and key concepts used

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Communicate the opportunities and benefits of a placemaking process
  • Confidently lead a placemaking project
  • Deliver amazing results, even with a small budget

"I was hoping that the course would provide practical advice rather than just idealism, and it met those expectations."

Local government officer


Most students will take around 5 hours to complete the course, but there are additional readings should you wish to extend your learning.


Learn at your own pace, when you want, where you want!


Rated as 9.3 out of 10 by course participants

Key concepts

What placemaking is and is not

Why placemaking is so important for local governments

How placemaking builds social capital, activates town centres and stimulates economic development

How to engage stakeholders and the local community

Street-level secrets

How to get wins with a small budget

Common challenges and how you might solve them

How to set up and manage a placemaking process

The skills to help you be successful

Real examples and inspiring ideas 

Testimonial from a Local Government Officer

"The course was extremely valuable to me and my work within the field of placemaking. I will use all of the information and tips that I received in my work moving forward!

Keep up the good work with delivering a very accessible course!"

Learn from some of the

best placemakers

This course features ideas and insights from some of the leaders of the placemaking movement in Australasia:

David Engwicht - Creative Communities International

Joanne Taylor - Place Leaders Asia Pacific

Brooke Williams - Fourfold Studio

  • Gilbert Rochecouste - Village Well

Mike Fisher - Activation Manager

David Snyder and Dean Cracknell at Town Team Movement

They collectively have decades of experiences in placemaking and working with local governments to achieve results.

Satisfaction guaranteed!

We think that you will enjoy and benefit from completing this course.

If you are not satisfied with it within 30 days from date of purchase, we will refund the purchase price.

"This course did well in emphasising a permissions based, people led approach. That's where I think I got the most benefit from the course."

Price to complete the course in Australian dollars

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Price to complete the course in Australian dollars