Placemaking & Community Engagement

Are you looking to engage a larger number of people in your projects? Hoping for more community participation in planning and design processes? Have you been trying to build a relationship to hard to reach communities, bringing diverse community groups together or simply engage local residents?

“Placemaking is a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces. Placemaking capitalizes on a local community’s assets, inspiration, and potential, with the intention of creating public spaces that promote people’s health, happiness, and well being.”

We can help by:

  • Reaching out to residents through doorknocking and/or pop-up events in relevant places
  • Conducting surveys
  • Assess community needs
  • Organise consultation events for small and large groups
  • Hosting participatory design sessions to harness collective knowledge
  • Engaging people in regeneration activities in public and community spaces
  • Organising exciting events that speak to the needs of the community, including tours, music, film and storytelling

In our work we draw on effective and dynamic conversation processes such as World Cafe, Open Space, Appreciative Inquiry.