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Hi, my name is Andrew Hammonds and welcome to Placefocus.

We are passionate about creating quality public places for people. For more than 20 years I have consulting in planning and urban design. Being paid to do the work for other people. Over the years I have benefitted from websites which offer tools, training and podcasts on professional development. I saw an opportunity to provide this for urban design.

Could I help clients, consultants or stakeholders learn more and enable them to contribute more to the process of placemaking?

This was the inspiration for me in 2009 to start Placefocus with a mission  "to help people around the world create and promote places with meaning and identity".

At Placefocus, we enable innovative people in the built environment field to create these authentic and quality public places. We  provide them with tools, information and training which is available online anytime as well as face to face.

We augment your skills and provide tools to apply at work – for free, anytime, anywhere. Our internet site contains over 500 articles on urban design and placemaking. What is it? How can it benefit you and the places you are creatingHow is it delivered? 1,000 photos of our favourite places to demonstrate outcomes. Expert Interviews with urban designers and placemakers who share their experience. Links to national and international resources.

If you want to fast track application of urban design and placemaking - we offer on-line courses available anytime, anywhere as well as face-to-face courses; Place Immersion and 195 page manual...

We also present and facilitate discussion on Placemaking and urban design - Place Catalyst

Contact information

You can contact Andrew via e-mail ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or follow us on Twitter or Facebook or Instagram (Placefocus).

Connect on Linkedin or watch our PPT's on Slideshare. 


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In terms of design, the body text font is Arial. I have taken most of the photos, unless otherwise credited. My site is hosted by VentraIP.

Additional Information

Our website guide will help you navigate through 600 articles.


The information I provide is on an as-is basis. I make no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this blog and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its use.


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