Placemaking Europe

Ownership Rating

How to rate sense of ownership in public space


Vera Leferink

Tool type

Implementation guide

Process Step

Create better places

Sense of ownership is the sense of control and responsibility that local residents have over their close living environment. The design and maintenance of public space and the different visions of ownership determine the use of these spaces. Insights into the determinants of sense of ownership, in relation to the design and maintenance of public spaces, can contribute to increasing this sense among local residents.

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