What is placemaking?

Placemaking is a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces. “What attracts people most, it would appear, is other people,” —William H. Whyte, urban planning visionary “Placemaking capitalizes on a local community’s assets, inspiration, and potential, with the intention of creating public spaces that promote people’s health, …

About Placemaking Design

Creating places of belonging where people share heritage, arts and culture. At Placemaking Design, we are community-driven public space practitioners, advocates and consultants. We offer project management, interpretive content development and graphic design for the creation of vibrant public spaces We engage with culture as a transformative mechanism to promote …

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Anya Gansterer Anya is a curator, arts advocate and promoter of rural cultural and economic development in the Ottawa Valley. She is a partner in Placemaking Design where she supports businesses and organizations to create spaces of belonging. She also holds the position as Co-artistic Director for Ottawa Valley Creative …