Urban Planning & Community Building I Placemaking
Date: Nov 24th - 28th
Time: 14:00 - 18:00
Location: AlSaheed Park
Who can attend: Adults who are interested in experiencing cities and public spaces
The Problem: How can we redesign public spaces with to promote community engagement, health and happiness?
This workshop aims to transform cities and public spaces through placemaking. Placemaking involves looking carefully at a place physically, and observing and listening to the people who live, work, and play there—all in an effort to discover their needs and aspirations. This information is then used to create a common vision for the place.
Participants will learn the basics of placemaking and how to utilize it to create functional public spaces that promote social inclusion, health, happiness, and economic wellbeing. The workshop will also explore different participatory approaches that can be used to mobilize the community and help members express their needs and aspirations.
DAY 1 | Introduction to Placemaking – What makes a successful public space?
DAY 2 | Participants will receive some background on conducting placemaking before visiting the nearest public space. The Place Game will be conducted with guidance of the workshop team. A Place Game Report will follow the visit to discuss participants' findings and personal experience.
DAY 3 | Different participatory assessment tools and techniques will be introduced to the participants such as trace measures, activity mapping, tracking, interaction, observation, kids' eyes levels, pop-up stations, and visioning activities.
DAY 4 | Participants solidify their ideas into a specific vision, develop specific recommendations, create an action plan (long term and short term), and develop a visual concept using Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper (LQC).
DAY 5 | Presentations
This Workshop is organized by PLACEMAKING MENA and Nuqat Book a ticket