Module 5 – The role and values of Local Government and Developer Engagement in ‘Place’

This module begins with the premise that local government and developers are key stakeholders in placemaking projects and initiatives. However for communities, it is often difficult to communicate what they want to achieve and why these procurers of place should support their initiative.

The first step is to understand what value the communities place in ‘placemaking’ this module begins by outlining how the role of these stakeholders has expanded in recent years placing pressure in delivering more with less resources. Therefore, they value placemaking initiatives as they help them to achieve their  various responsibilities in creating, enhancing and managing good quality places and when the activity works within, or extends, they have the capacity to address their responsibilities.

Objectives of the Module

– the role of local government and developers in placemaking;
– the value of placemaking to local government and developers; and
– the capacity of local government and developers to enhance and constrain placemaking.

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.