Placemaking Workshops: Application of the PPS Method

  • Tomasz JeleńskiEmail author
Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 26)


This article describes three cases of placemaking workshops conducted by the author in three different countries: Ukraine, Tunisia, and Poland, and against different cultural and political backgrounds. In each case, the application of placemaking methods encouraged public participation, showed the potential to facilitate the decision-making process, and helped resolve potential or existing conflicts while building confidence in democratic procedures and institutions. This research highlights the importance of the PPS method which helped to build a team of stakeholders sharing similar views, ones convinced that a positive change is possible and are ready to cooperate. Such attitudes are especially valuable in places where local democracy and participatory urban management is undeveloped.


Participation Placemaking PPS Public space Workshop 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cracow University of TechnologyKrakówPoland

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