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Making Thriving Cities Through Place-Led Development : Placemaking Guide (Inglês)

This placemaking guide builds on the experiences of the World Bank Group activity piloting participatory approaches for urban development in Serbia - placemaking and on other activities implemented under urban partnership program (UPP), among them the workshops conducted in Ksamil, as well as the report urban regeneration strategy for the town of Ksamil in Saranda, Albania that produced the Ksamil integrated urban regeneration concept. In workshops in Nis, Belgrade, and Novi Sad, three different case studies were explored with the diverse groups of participants: in Nis the team worked on incorporating the river strategically into the city center and how to activate it for the benefit of all citizens. In Belgrade the team worked on central public spaces around transportation hubs. And in Novi Sad the team worked on selected site that was planned to be part of cultural identity and arts during the city’s term as European capital of culture 2022. This guide allows to share the knowledge gained from these projects about placemaking and participatory planning in the Western Balkans region and to position the concept of place-led development as part of sustainable urban planning and design in the region. The guide introduces the concept of placemaking and place-led urban development, its origins, and its place in the history of urban planning, giving a range of definitions and interpretations to support broad understanding. Chapter one gives executive summary. In chapter two, placemaking is discussed in terms of the themes of the capacity-building workshops held as part of the activity in Serbian cities: riverfront development, public urban spaces around transportation hubs, and cultural identity and arts. Chapter three details the methodology and the main steps in a dialogue-oriented process for placemaking and place-led development. Chapter four presents hands-on activities and tools to be applied at different stages of the planning process. In ideas for action, chapter five brings together examples from all over the world to inspire cities to incorporate placemaking and place-led development into their everyday planning. Chapter six introduces important placemaking networks globally to connect local planners and architects with other initiatives, inspiring good practices and planning tools.




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