Scotland’s Towns Week: Community Placemaking with greenspace scotland Scotland's Towns Week is the annual celebration of the nation's towns and city districts as well as all those organisations and individuals who support Scotland’s places. greenspace scotland has been supporting places, and the people that live in them, with community placemaking projects since 2005. Community Placemaking is a multi-faceted approach to revitalising, planning, designing and managing places. It is based on the vision that successful places are characterised by lively, secure and distinctive public spaces that function for the people who use them. It involves working with the people who live in and/or use a place, to discover their needs and aspirations. This information is then used to create an agreed place vision and action plan which focuses on people and function rather than design-led solutions. The process encourages a unique sense of community ownership and stakeholder support, enabling those with a diverse range of interests to identify and achieve a common purpose for the benefit of all. Community Placemaking can yield benefits far beyond making better spaces for people developing community identity, skills and capacity “Dunfermline Public Park is really transformed since the [community placemaking] consultation. It’s a good example of the lighter, quicker, cheaper approach rather than having a traditional masterplan” Our placemaking services Our team has been trained by the internationally renowned US based Project for Public Spaces (PPS). greenspace scotland is the only UK organisation to be accredited by PPS as a provider of placemaking services and training. We’ve worked with community organisations, local authorities, urban regeneration companies, housing associations, private developers and planning/design firms. We can provide a range of services, support and training. Please contact us to discuss your needs and budgets. If you would like to find out more about our Community Placemaking services, please contact Ea O'Neill, our Programme Manager email.