Placemaking Europe

Welcome to Placemaking Europe

We are very delighted to welcome you on our European Base for placemakers. We strongly believe that our members, publications, events and tools will help you in your placemaking journey. We would love to have you on board.


Placemaking is...

Public space quality is the backbone to a sustainable city. To ensure quality in the public realm, cities need great streets supported by places that intuitively captivate users to want to stay longer, human scale inspired by interaction between buildings and streets, ownership by users, placemaking, good plinths, and a person-centered approach based on user experience.

Placemaking is a strategy for co-creation that focuses on economic and social well-being, as well as, quality of life.

PlaceCity is...

PlaceCity is the new phase in the European Placemaking Movement. The consortium of international partners, small enterprises, associations, a university and city administrations, collects placemaking tools from all around Europe, evaluates and tests them on projected areas, and looks into ways of up-scaling and transferring them. The tool collection will be shared on this website’s open source pages, as well as at the upcoming placemaking activities.

During the PlaceCity project we share stories from Vienna and Oslo where we test the European Placemaking Toolbox.

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Placemaking Week is...

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.

Placemaking Week Europe 2019 has been made possible with the help of the following partners:

Placemaking Week Europe Conference Day

Placemakers employees of city administrations and other organisations who (want to) work with placemaking from all around Europe can become a member of the association and work with us to build up and extend the reach of this new network.
With the help of sponsors we do a better job realizing our goals. We love working together with partners, building and sharing knowledge, working on projects, pushing placemaking and the city at eye level.

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