Module 12 – Project Implementation

The Project Implementation module focuses on the Implementation of projects with a focus on placemaking. The concepts of scale, timeline, resources and power are seen as key elements of implementation. Students will learn about those concepts through examples of placemaking projects implemented at different scales. The expertise of “placemakers” (through videos) is used as a learning tool for students to understand the challenges associated to the implementation of a place-making plan.  Implementation can only be taught through the analysis of case studies, thus the very practical approach for this module.

This module fits within the process, product and program aspects of the 5P framework introduced during the Placemaking Fundamentals module.

Objectives of the Module

– To understand the implementation of “place-making” component (risks, time frame etc.) for projects of various scales (small, medium, large).
– To understand the roles of stakeholders, powers, resources and timelines in the implementation of place making projects.
– To understand the mechanisms of implementation in place-making.

Key resources

The materials below are intended to support academics in embracing the materials created to teach the fundamentals of people in place. These should form a basis for you own subject, we suggest customising it with your own case studies and materials. Placemaking is context specific so inserting case studies, images and information from your area will make the content come to life.

Videos (Supporting Material)

For this session, we created a total of 3 videos to support the teaching and key discussions. Through a case study, each video exemplifies placemaking project implementation processes at a different scale and highlights the challenges  faced by them:

Watch the video Small Scale Placemaking with Chris Trotter (3.40min) to get a brief description of the process applied when engaging in small placemaking projects with a council.

The second video, Medium Scale Placemaking with Patrick Duigan (10.21min) talks about the Centre Improvement Program (CIP) in Gold Coast providing an example of the process applied at a medium scale.

The last video Large Scale Placemaking with John Mongard (8:53min) exemplifies the process of project implementation when developing a whole residential neighbourhood with high standards for green credentials.