Placefocus Bookstore

Welcome to the Placefocus Bookstore. We have developed several publications to further your knowledge of and career in urban design and placemaking.  

Our publications are uniquely Australian, referring to Australian cities and using Australian examples. 

For more information on the resources available for sale, click the genre below:

Urban Design + Placemaking Manual

The 195 page manual 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.  Find out more!


A series of 8 workbooks to expand understanding of urban design and placemaking.   Workbooks allow readers to select key topics to learn at their pace, undertake activities and extend knowledge through the included external links and tools.  Find out more!

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