A Placemaking Approach to Design

Learn best practices of placemaking for land-use planning and intelligent urbanism.

The days of designing for a discrete project are numbered.

Today's most forward-thinking architects are finding it their mission to go beyond their project - in terms of both space and time - to consider, and even encourage, land-use patterns in the surrounding area, and to anticipate, and even influence, future events and unexpected consequences.

Join us for an evening of learning, followed by appetizers and drinks, where we will highlight three case studies that illustrate how to implement these placemaking practices.

Attendees will walk away with ideas on how projects can have a positive effect on both individuals and surrounding communities, while earning 1 AIA HSW LU.


During this event, attendees will:

  • Describe the concept of comprehensive land-use planning and how it can enhance the long-term value of a site.
  • Recognize and support new and innovative approaches to site design and master planning that promotes the health and welfare of area residents.
  • Analyze how proper understanding and management of land with urban density can allow for parks, green space, and the creation of public spaces.
  • Discuss how the adaptive reuse project of a contaminated industrial brownfield claimed by the local community for public use has kept its industrial heritage by reusing materials and infrastructure.