Building our communities around places?
Placemaking is a practical and overarching approach to improve neighbourhood, community, city or town.
It motivates individuals to collectively rediscover and re-imagine the public spaces as the heart of each area.
Placemaking is referred to a collaborative method through which we can shape our public areas to facilitate and maximise joint value, all for the greater good.
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Important Principles of Placemaking
With a modern placemaking approach communities get the prerogatives they require to regenerate their communities. We refer to using the 8 key principles of placemaking, acquired by some organisation related to placemaking which have conducted practical research with over 1000 communities in more than 30 countries. These principles help communities assimilate various different views into a vision, and then interpret that vision into a plan and program of uses, and to finally witness the plan being executed correctly.
It is important to have the community’s input in the process of placemaking, including an understanding of a specific place and how the great places effectively cultivate social networks and initiatives. These 8 principles have helped many residents of many communities across the globe, sometimes many stakeholders have found themselves entangled in those awesome community projects.