Public spaces aren’t just another component of a city, they are actually its skeleton, nerves, arteries and veins. They are where most of the flows of the urban metabolism happen. That’s why good public spaces are key to make cities work better.

The process of turning public spaces into places – placemaking – involves a number of different actors and dimensions. From the capacity development and advisory experience at IHS we have analyzed the role of knowledge institutions in placemaking.

Based on the IHS experience, we have been developing a “Toolkit for inclusive placemaking”, presented at the Future of Places III conference in Stockholm.

Below a video presentation (in italiano) of the toolkit concept and experience for the #Nevicata14LAB from Milano.