Placemaking Europe

The Toolbox

A curated collection of placemaking resources.

This is a “one stop page” to find the right resource to apply to your project or context.
The Toolbox is at the core of Placemaking Europe's work - we are proud to share examples from the network and from others to help future work.
The collection is structured and curated by Placemaking Europe, with tools invented and developed both from others and from those close within the network as well.

You can browse this collection of tools either related to the step in the placemaking process or thematically.

The Placemaking Europe Toolbox is a collection of curated placemaking resources – in the medium as digital tool manuals, or handbooks, open-source under the creative commons – for all to access, learn from, and practice. 

The Toolbox is integral to better placemaking.  At Placemaking Europe, we acknowledge the need for a common platform to share our public space resources that can be adaptable across contexts.  It is important that we bring together all our unique perspectives, and thus a wide variety of tools – as the placemaking processes encompasses many disciplines and topics from the moment of inception to completion and upkeep. 

We feel this open-source toolbox allows placemakers to work on projects and achieve their goals to make better places regardless of their background or previous experience.  These tool manuals have been developed by placemakers using them in practice across contextual applications- this is a huge opportunity for the network to understand how outcomes of public space tools can vary across cities and cultures. 

From this collection of resources, placemaking work is able to be locally relevant, while globally competitive with international and multidisciplinary inputs to support a robust process and strategy, and therefore, a successful and enduring place users want to keep coming back to. 

We always give due credit to the originator for their excellent work.

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Placemaking Europe applauds these placemakers’ tool contributions, and motivates participants in the network (and those new to it) to reach out to these placemaking tool inventors for advice on how to apply the tool in different contexts and even involve them in your project.

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