Placemaking Fundamentals for the Built Environment

  • Dominique Hes
  • Cristina Hernandez-Santin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Dominique Hes, Iderlina Mateo-Babiano, Gini Lee
    Pages 1-13
  3. Iderlina Mateo-Babiano, Gini Lee
    Pages 15-38
  4. Judy Bush, Cristina Hernandez-Santin, Dominique Hes
    Pages 39-61
  5. Shannon Foster, Joanne Paterson Kinniburgh, Wann Country
    Pages 63-82
  6. Melissa Nursey-Bray
    Pages 83-105
  7. Neil Sipe
    Pages 157-175
  8. Sébastien Darchen, Laurel Johnson, Neil Sipe, John Mongard
    Pages 177-199
  9. Lara Mackintosh
    Pages 201-225
  10. Andrew Toland, Melissa Cate Christ, Julian Worrall
    Pages 253-274
  11. Dominique Hes, Cristina Hernandez-Santin, Tanja Beer, Shih-Wen Huang
    Pages 275-303

About this book


This book is for all those actively working in the built environment. It presents the latest theory and practice of engaging with stakeholders to co-design, develop and manage thriving places. It starts from the importance of integrating design of nature into practice built on a foundation of First Nations understanding of place. The art of engagement of community, government and the development industry is discussed with reference to case studies and best practice techniques. The book then focuses on the critical role placemaking has in supporting resilience and adaptability of communities and looks at issues of leadership and governance. Building on these steps for placemaking, the last parts of the book address economics, evaluation, digital and art based tools and approaches to support projects that aim to create an engaged, contributive, collaborative and active citizen.


placemaking community engagement community activation citizenship love of place community planning social and ecological cities eco-cities regenerative development

Editors and affiliations

  • Dominique Hes
    • 1
  • Cristina Hernandez-Santin
    • 2
  1. 1.Place Agency, Faculty of Architecture, Building and PlanningUniversity of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia
  2. 2.Thrive Research Hub and Place Agency, Faculty of Architecture, Building and PlanningUniversity of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-32-9623-7
  • Online ISBN 978-981-32-9624-4
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