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Organsitional Placemaking - Culture & Structure

The culture and structure of government maybe the greatest opportunity for enabling and empowering Placemaking.

Vege Velo, Adelaide City, SA, AUS: Supported by Splash Adelaide "We know in other states the laws vary greatly for street food vending, and we think overall in Adelaide there is an open minded and supportive attitude and we love it!"Vege Velo, Adelaide City, SA, AUS: Supported by Splash Adelaide "We know in other states the laws vary greatly for street food vending, and we think overall in Adelaide there is an open minded and supportive attitude and we love it!"Written by: Andrew Hammonds


Place Governance: the final frontier

A focus on Placemaking is not only a logical for most governmental agencies and community-focused organizations, it is a natural transition. 

Are you a Placemaker or a Placemanager?

Ideally both is my answer to this question from participants in our training courses on urban design and placemaking.

The Art of Placemaking - it's an attitude

Not an artist? Well you should think like one... or you (and your places) might miss out on the new, connected, economy.

Being yourself - better places through organisational authenticity

By improving our organisation we can also learn lessons to apply to places we influence. Research suggests that authenticity is a key element of the ideal organisation. We believe it is also a common factor of the places we like.

Places Through Organisational Health

Is your organisation healthy? Take the test... We'll also examine the values of an Australian local government.

Delivering placemaking - organisationally
Over the last six months we have experienced a significant shift in Placemaking. Rather than people asking us what it means, more are asking how to implement it.

Development Assessment (DA) or Place Enabling?

Why we need to change our vocabulary to facilitate urban design and placemaking.

Does your organisation support or hinder Placemaking? 


We generate discussion in our training courses on Placemaking and urban design. While there are common qualities to the places we like, our own views matter. I started this blog to continue this discussion on-line. The Comments section at the bottom of each article provides the opportunity, so don't be bashful. Particularly if you disagree!

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Written: 10 February, 2016

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