Book Chapter

People in Place: Placemaking Fundamentals

Iderlina Mateo-Babiano, Virginia Lee

Placemaking Fundamentals for the Built Environment | Palgrave Macmillan | Published : 2019

Abstract

Placemaking is the continuous process of shaping, experiencing and contributing to ‘place’. ‘Place’ itself is a multidimensional construct, referring to a locality but also the relationships that occur within the locality, including the socio-economic reality, ecological conditions and political standpoint. Placemaking places people at its core, either by employing a participatory process to public space design, gaining an understanding of residents’ perceptions and aspirations or responding through projects/programmes, which generate positive relationships in/to/with place. Placemaking is a process that creates the capacity for people to invest space with meaning. This chapter introduces th..

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