Placemaking Europe

10 subjects Placemaking Europe we work on

We build the network, organize meetings, collect placemaking tools and stories. We are practitioners, work on our own projects, help others where needed. We write and publish books and articles. We set the tone in the debate on placemaking and the city at eye level.

Placemaking Week

Placemaking Week Europe is Europe’s biggest conference and festival celebrating the impact of placemaking on the urban fabric. Approximately 400 placemakers, a diverse mixture of professionals working on creating a better public space and city at eye level, met in Valencia from June 12th-15th 2019. A variety of placemakers, politicians, civil servants, developers, big and small companies shared best practices, create new knowledge in interactive workshops, accelerate existing and new projects and celebrate the growing contribution of placemaking in creating better cities

Tooltest days

The ‘Tooltest Day’ initiative is envisioned as a platform for placemaking tools development/sharing in a network-based environment. Periodically we test tools all over Europe. We report the results on this website.

It is one of the activities the Placemaking Europe toolbox group organizes. If you want to join register at the toolbox facebookpage.

Upcoming activities

Agenda of the network

Every year Placemaking Europe organizes Placemaking Week Europe. Placemaking Europe. We write books, organize regional or thematic gatherings, participate in calls, give trainings and lectures.

The agenda gives you an overview.

The City at Eye level just launched

The city at eye level for kids

If you want to help us launch the book in your city, please contact us or for more information

Great streets, places where you intuitively want to stay longer, interaction between buildings and streets on a human scale, ownership by users, placemaking and good plinths (active ground floors) and a people-centred approach based on the user’s experience – that’s what The City at Eye Level is all about.

It’s a book, an open-source learning network and a programme for improving cities, streets and places all over the world.
This edition focuses on the dimension of children and their caregivers in the city and the active role that they (should) have in city-making. Powered by the Urban95 Program, by the Bernard van Leer foundation.

Stay tuned for upcoming activities.

Our newsletter, facebookpages and linked in are useful to keep up to date with the vibrant activities from the worldwide network.

Also have a look at PlacemakingX for worldwide activities such as Placemaking Weeks in other continents.

Coming soon are many meetings where placemaking Europe participates. Please meet us at the Move Conference in Budapest (october), Creative Bureaucracy Festival (september) the Walk21 conference (oktober) in Rotterdam or the Dutch city at eye level network meeting this fall