Placemaking refers not only the physical construction and maintenance of places, but also to the quality of relationships between people and places as well as among the communities that make and use places. Excellence is achieved when good design comes out of a process that is sensitive to (and inclusive of) the human relationships in which it develops, and that, like a good guest, leaves those relationships better than it found them.

Commitment to place is expressed when local communities work together to create, recreate, and care for urban places and, in so doing, strengthen and empower themselves.


  • Evolution of Place
  • Inclusive Placemaking
  • Commitment to place
  • A Practical Idealism
  • Places for People, People for Places