Placemaking – both a process and a philosophy for regional towns

Placemaking is a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces.

Placemaking uses a towns existing and build assets to make public spaces that people want to connect with and use.

What are the challenges for Regional Towns placemaking?

How are you transforming public spaces?  Whether your project is a regional town renewal or small town heritage refurbishment what principles of placemaking were taken into consideration. As placemaking is a multi-faceted approach it involves a whole range of professionals and stakeholders from a range of disciplines. Whether the organisation is a private or public sector organisation these projects could involve   architects, planners, designers, landscapers, sport and recreation consultants, community enagement, engineers, consultancies, service organisations and academic or research institutions interested in placemaking. You may be creating plazas, parks, streets, riverfronts, waterfronts that you aim to attract people because they are fun and interesting.

We are interested in hearing how you transforming public spaces in regional and rural areas a the Australian Regional Development Conference.

Regional Development Australia: The Conference will feature discussions a stream on planning and building. It will be held in Albury NSW on the 15 – 16 October 2014 with a focus on the broad issues of economic, planning, environment and community development.

Call for papers – rural and regional placemaking: would you like to speak at this conference?

Authors or organisations interested in submitting a paper or presenting a workshop are invited to submit an abstract of no more than 300 words outlining the aims, contents and conclusions of their paper or presentation; or about their intended role in a workshop.

Australian Regional Development Conference

RDA Conference15-16 October 2014, The Commercial Club Albury Secretariat: (T) 61 7 5502 2068 (F) 07 5527 3298 Email: secretariat@regionaldevelopment.org.au URL: www.regionaldevelopment.org.au