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Placemaking Palmerston North - one space at a time

Friday April 19 2013


The first placemaking initiative in 2012 saw 55 people comprising of 16 groups participate in Placemaking activities around the city, producing the much-loved 'arse parks' on George Street and the development of 'Little Cuba' at the intersection of Cuba and George Streets.

Placemaking kits have been designed by David Engwicht of Creative Communities for Palmerston North retailers and residents. The kits are free to Placemaking teams, providing a narrative, inspiration and tools to take an uninspiring space, be it your residential street or retail area, and turn it into an inspiring place.

Teams of neighbours or retailers can register for a Placemaking kit from here.

Registration forms can be downloaded from the PNCC website's placemaking page or the Placemaking Palmerston North Facebook page.

Entries for the first round close on Wednesday 24 April and be launched on Monday 29 April with stories from previous Placemakers, presentation of placemaking kits to the teams and a talk by David Engwicht in the fx2 Theatre at Square Edge from 5.30pm.