What Is Placemaking?

Here are a bunch of examples and strategies for reclaiming the commons and creating spaces that build community.

American Indian Center Chicago - American Indian Center Chicago

The mission of the American Indian Center of Chicago (AIC) is to promote fellowship among Indian people of all Tribes living in metropolitan Chicago and to create bonds of understanding and communication between Indians and non-Indians in this city; to advance the general welfare of American Indians into the metropolitan community life; to foster the economic advancement of Indian people; to sustain cultural, artistic, and avocational pursuits; and to perpetuate Indian cultural values.

The Fearless Collective – We create space to move from fear to love using participative art.

We move from fear to love through the co-creation of beauty in public space We are a movement in the making Started by artist Shilo Shiv Suleman in 2012, we create public art interventions with women & misrepresented communities across the world. We create alternative, people-led narratives that engage personal histories, cultural and political realities, and tell stories of...

Works - PublicSpace

In the 1870s, several squares in Madrid were covered with graceful metal structures which transformed them into municipal markets. One of these was the plaza de la Cebada (Barley Square), one of the oldest in Madrid and given this name because in the sixteenth century extramural tillage farmers piled their harvested crops there before winnowing.

Making Places, Ep.2 - Our Roles in Placemaking

What can you do to make great places in your city? Everyone has a role in placemaking, from city planners to regular citizens, or as Peter Groenendaal said, ...

The Urban Common Spaces That Show Us We Belong to Something Larger - YES! Magazine

We must protect the parks, pathways, and gardens that connect us to each other and to the ecosystems of our home.

Lordship Rec

Saturday, September 11th in Lordship Rec all day till 5pm. The show, workshops, stalls and refreshments Show entries can be registered for free on the day between 8.30-11am. 98 categories for growing, cooking and crafting. 2021 entry forms available from 16th August online or via email from joanhcurtis51@gmail.com See you there!

GSFA 2016 | Placemaking Video | Cities for People - Jan Gehl

By 2050, around 75% of the world's population will be living in urban environments.Jan Gehl is a Danish architect and urban design consultant based in Copenh...

WPG Placemaking Module: City Repair & the Urban Commons

A short video about community living in NE Portland and City Repair-style placemaking for reviving the urban commons

Ep 29 - The UJIMA Centre

http://ujimacenter.com - The UJIMA centre websiteMusic provided by UJIMA Residents: The Moonshine - http://www.themoonshinemusic.comThe Ujima center! An urba...

Reclaiming the Commons

Commoning was a way of life for most of our ancestors. In Reclaiming the Commons for the Common Good, author Heather Menzies journeys to her roots in the Scottish Highlands, where her family lived in direct relation with the land since before recorded time.

Documenting People's Park

Dwellers of People's Park in Berkeley, Calif. explain what the park means to them and the community.


Place Making Place making involves several ingredients.  First a public place.  Second, the idea that public places can be beautiful.  Third, people caring about where they live. Four, taking...

Los Angeles Food Not Bombs

Thank you to all of our supporters! Check out our cute and funny Patreon and help out if you can:https://www.patreon.com/foodnotbombsEvery Sunday, the LA cha...

Placemaking in Detroit

In the summer of 2015 CDAD awarded seven placemaking projects to Detroit neighborhoods. This video highlights a few of those projects and the importance of n...

UrbanMali - Hire a home-gardener in Bangalore

Home gardening service based in Bangalore. Hire gardeners to setup or maintain your garden. We use only native plants to encourage biodiversity and organic methods of gardening.

Placemaking is…

What visitors to PPS.org told us when we asked them, What is Placemaking?

What is transformative placemaking?

The Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Center for Transformative Placemaking aims to inspire public, private, and civic sector leaders to make transformative investm...

The City Repair Project

The City Repair Project educates and inspires communities and individuals to creatively transform the places where they live.