Placemaking in Practice Volume 1

Experiences and Approaches from a Pan-European Perspective

Placemaking has become a key concept in many disciplines. Due to an increase in digitization, mobilities, migration and rapid changes to the urban environments, it is important to learn how planning and social experts practice it in different contexts. Placemaking in Practice provides an inventory of practices, reflecting on different issues related to placemaking from a pan European perspective. It brings different cases, perspectives, and results analysed under the same purpose, to advance knowledge on placemaking, the actors engaged and results for people. It is backed by an intensive review of recent literature on placemaking, engagement, methods and activism results - towards developing a new placemaking agenda. Placemaking in Practice combines theory, methodology, methods (including digital ones) and their application in a pan-European context and imbedded into a relevant historical context.

Contributors are: Branislav Antonić, Tatisiana Astrouskaya,Lucija Ažman Momirski, Anna Louise Bradley, Lucia Brisudová, Monica Bocci, David Buil-Gil, Nevena Dakovic, Alexandra Delgado Jiménez, Despoina Dimelli, Aleksandra Djukic, Nika Đuho, Agisilaos Economou, Ayse Erek, Mastoureh Fathi, Juan A. García-Esparza, Gilles Gesquiere, Nina Goršič, Preben Hansen, Carola Hein, Conor Horan, Erna Husukić, Kinga Kimic, Roland Krebs, Jelena Maric, Edmond Manahasa, Laura Martinez-Izquierdo, Marluci Menezes, Tim Mavric, Bahanaur Nasya, Mircea Negru, Matej Nikšič, Jelena Maric, Paulina Polko, Clara Julia Reich, Francesco Rotondo, Ljiljana Rogac Mijatovi, Tatiana Ruchinskaya, Carlos Smaniotto Costa, Miloslav Šerý, Reka Solymosi, Dina Stober, Juli Székely, Nagayamma Tavares Aragão, Piero Tiano, Cor Wagenaar, and Emina Zejnilović
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Carlos Smaniotto Costa is professor of Urban Landscape and Ecology at Universidade Lusófona. He has worked in several research projects and as an author, co-author and editor published numerous publications in Portuguese, English, German and Italian, including CyberParks – The Interface Between People, Places and Technology - New Approaches and Perspectives (Springer, 2020).

Mastoureh Fathi is lecturer in sociology, at University College Cork, Ireland. She has published extensively in the areas of home and migration, gender, identity and belonging. She has led on several projects funded by the EU, British Academy and Irish Research Council in the UK, Turkey, Germany and Ireland.

Juan A. García-Esparza is an Associate Professor of Conservation and Maintenance at Universitat Jaume I. His current research focuses on historic towns and villages. He holds a Chair on Historical Centres and Cultural Routes (2015-2025), and he is an expert and elected member of the Executive of the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee for Historic Towns and Villages CIVVIH (2021-2024).
This book strongly lies in the interactivity of issues ns related to placemaking viewed from different perspectives. The analysis of cases is of interest and useful for policymakers, urban developers, architects, geographers, social scientists and civil society as it demonstrates the values and results of placemaking and the engagement of people in a comparative way.
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