Australia's most diverse range of training resources and tools on Placemaking and urban design - since 2009.
Placefocus enables practical application of Placemaking and urban design by providing training and information available for face-to-face and online. For you and your team. As well as expert advice and consulting on Placemaking and urban design.
Place Immersion - Introductory Course + Study Tour
Taking it to the streets... over three days we share 'place skills' on Placemaking and urban design as we walk through streets and places of Australian cities. Enabling you to make the most of the places you influence.
"The Place Immersion workshop helped me to increase the breadth and depth of my knowledge regarding urban design and place making. Consequently I am now about to embark on a place making focused project which will be enhanced by what I learnt during the course” Tracey O'Connor, Senior Project Officer, Landscape Architecture, Whitehorse City Council.
It provides a uniquely Australian reference and guide to delivering quality places within our urban environment. It explains the key principles, qualities and processes of urban design, drawing upon theory and best practice to illustrate outcomes. Information is provided on over 30 tools which can be used in the process of Place Creation.
"Course reference manual is invaluable. It covers current best practice urban design thoroughly with many case study examples to demonstrate" Daniel Herrmann, Melbourne.
At Placefocus we provide training options to support your team working together to deliver organisational outcomes - Place Creation: two day "in-house" corporate course; Three hour Launchpad; Online learning for your team.
“I commend this course to all people who wish to improve the quality of our urban places” Philip Follent LFRAIA, Queensland Government Architect 2008 -11.
You want to learn more but can't afford time away from work?
Enrol in our four week online course - $599.00 (plus GST if applicable).
Efficient and interactive training which is available anywhere and anytime A leading edge, self paced learning experience - group blog and chat room, video presentation, video clips, expert interviews, stimulating images, best practice examples, field study, mental maps... A self paced and interactive learning experience.
"It provides an excellent introduction into place making and urban design principles, and enables you to understand some of the reasons why some places are successful and why others are not. I recommend this unit for all planners, especially those assessing planning applications as this will open up the assessor’s mind to what a good design should entail." David Jones, KEO International Consultants, United Arab Emirates, online March 2012.