What is placemaking?
Placemaking is about creating somewhere you feel like you belong and want to be. We spend time with young people exploring their local area, talking and recording their experiences. Young people identify disused spaces to transform into places where everyone is welcome to spend time, get to know each other and feel connected to their local area.
How does placemaking benefit communities living in areas of urban deprivation?
When urban spaces are disused they become unsafe, encourage anti social behaviour and illegal activities. The more positive community time is spent in disused public spaces the safer and more welcoming they become for everyone. Spending time outdoors in local spaces increases the wellbeing, mental and physical health of our communities, especially those with limited access to parks, transport or outdoors facilities.