Placemaking - bringing communities together

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In his latest blog, Nick Collins says creative placemaking is great way to bring communities together around a project.  It’s an old concept with a new name, and it’s helping to revitalise neighbourhoods across US cities.

Beacon is bringing Milenko Matanovic to New Zealand to teach community building skills in two workshops in Auckland and Christchurch.  Nick says the success of local Auckland development Hobsonville Point in creating community alongside housing is a good indicator that people value their neighbourhoods and community connectedness.