PlaceAgency inspires a way to discover people, places and nature. Creating the capacity for people to invest place with meaning to create thriving.
Project implemented: October 2017-Dec 2019
Build capacity in students, practitioners, government & community to connect to place, engendering sustainability
Connecting people to the love of place means that you shift the conversation from having to be sustainable to wanting to
Work with 5 universities 40 practitioners & local government to understand the placemaking needs and ways to fill them
Set up capacity building summits in each participating state, delivering training and case studies.
Develop 10 modules based on placemaking needs, to be taught at each university.
Develop a method to engage students in placemaking projects with industry
Test the studio method on two projects - Ballarat and Newport. Then deliver in 20 around Australia
develop an easy way to share modules, studios, summits, case studies and engage with greater audience
Video of practitioners, community and students talking about the benefits of placemaking.
The Place Agency platform inspires a way to discover people, places and nature. Beneficial to the individual. Transformative to the local community. It is based around sandbox methodology, overcoming some of the risk, and time constraints of consultation – all you have to do is jump in and play.
We look to promote an all-inclusive community-led process of “co creation”
We integrate ecological and social aspects into placemaking
We aim to bring together industry, academia and community
Creating the capacity for people to invest space with meaning within their community. We seek to educate and promote local communities and the world about placemaking. Place Agency looks beyond the classroom by bringing our learnings to the industry and wider community. A collaboration between 5 universities across 5 states we look to create a common placemaking language around Australia. It is critical for sustainability that people feel a sense of place, a right to contribute to it and a responsibility to be custodian, this project helps this emerge. We do this through summits, capacity building, university subjects and studios bringing students practitioners and councils together.