Gather with the world’s placemaking leaders in Mexico City from November 1st-5th, 2023, and shape the future of the movement.
The Global Placemaking Summit represents the first global convening of the people and networks leading the placemaking movement. It is a unique opportunity to build and support 33 regional placemaking networks with cross-cutting agendas and program development.
In 2013 we launched the global Placemaking Movement with partners like UN-Habitat in conferences in Detroit, and Stockholm, aiming to have the movement start self-organizing and decentralizing by 2018. We launched PlacemakingX in 2018 to highlight and support the formation of the emerging regional networks now leading the global movement. The next phase, being initiated by this Summit, is to support and grow these networks with cross-cutting public space, advocacy, and impact agendas, formed collectively by Placemaking Leaders.
The Summit will take place in a global city that has long been leading on public space and placemaking work. Over the last 10 years many placemaking leaders have collaborated with Summit host Guillermo Bernal and Fundación Placemaking México, which he founded. The organization has pioneered many placemaking projects and programs in Mexico City and through a network of partners it has developed around the country. The organization and the programs it runs provide a model to learn from for other networks also looking to run programs. Participants of the Summit will learn from, experience and contribute to the robust local placemaking conversation, which will provide an inspiring context from which to develop collective global placemaking agendas and collaborations.
REGIONAL NETWORKS & NETWORK LEADERS
Agendas are emerging from our regional networks, with network leaders forming and implementing Placemaking Agendas. We have helped form and support 20+ regional and national networks, with another 20+ in various stages of formation(listed below). The Summit will highlights these network leaders, hear their challenges and ideas, and support them through the development of crosscutting agendas to initiate local programs.