Placemaking Europe

Place Led Development – Creating vibrant communities & human scale areas

How to transform placemaking from temporary interventions into fundamental urban development?


Bart Cardinaal, Hans Karssenberg, Jeroen Laven, Nadine Roos, and Mariana R. Santos

Tool type

Research Report

Process Step

Make placemaking long lasting

Although placemaking and real estate development often seem to be categorised in separate worlds, or even labeled as adversaries, we believe they should not be. Placemaking should be intertwined into the real estate development process. This is what over the last decade we started to call “Place Led Development”. Place led development transforms placemaking from one time/temporary interventions into more structural and fundamental urban development.

Want to contribute?

The Placemaking Europe Toolbox is a collection of curated placemaking resources for all to access, learn from, and practice.