CIVITAS PROSPERITY innovation brief: Placemaking strategies and SUMPs


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Bulgarian, Czech, English, Greek, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovenian, Spanish

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Tool type

Guidance document / Manual

Application area

  • Financing, procurement, legal aspects, measure implementation
  • Dissemination and communication

Target Audience

  • Rural areas
  • Small cities
  • Medium-sized cities
  • Large cities
  • Metropolitan regions
  • Other


Placemaking is an approach to planning where people are engaged in a collaborative process to bring social life to public spaces through affordable, human-scale, and near-term changes. it is a good ally of Sustainable Urban mobility Plans (SUMP). its participatory philosophy is in line with SUMP principles and the use of lighter, Quicker, cheaper (lQc) approaches allows to make quick transformations to illustrate the desired changes and gain support for future developments.

This innovation brief is available in the following languages: ENBGCZESGRHRHULTPLPTSIRO


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