Placemaking Europe

Shaping better places together

The role of facilitation in participatory placemaking


Husam AlWaer, Ian Cooper, Frances Wright, Kevin Murray and Iain MacPherson

Tool type

Research report

Process Step

Make placemaking long lasting

The publication of this practical report marks what we believe is the first serious attempt to examine the role of facilitation in participatory placemaking. The topic is a highly relevant subject, given the increasing application of participatory and community design-led events in Europe and elsewhere.


The report should provide knowledge confidence for professional facilitators, local authorities, local communities and the development industry who may be active in collaborative processes, underpinning the investment in skills and expertise of appropriate facilitators.

Husam AlWaer


Research developed with support from the Scottish Government, a specialist research team made up of members from the University of Dundee, Eclipse Research and Kevin Murray Associates.

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