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Placemaking in Nordics

Fall 2020
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Guiding Nordic places to co-creating safe and attractive places – an 8 week e-learning journey  

How can we turn a place from somewhere you can’t wait to go through – to somewhere you never want to leave? How can we co-create safe and attractive public spaces in the Nordic region?

This course offers guidelines on how to produce high-quality public spaces that will ensure safe and enjoyable experiences for all, while contributing to more equal and resilient societies.

The tools and methods were developed during the Placemaking in the Nordics project: a co-creation project conducted by Future Place Leadership (consultancy arm of Place Leadership Academy), Safer Sweden Foundation and LINK arkitektur, as well as 16 municipalities, regions, property developers and associations from the Nordic region, with the goal to innovate how placemaking can be applied to the Nordics. 

The main outcome of the project was the Placemaking in the Nordics handbook, which can be downloaded here.

The programme gives you: 

  • Eight course modules delivered to you every week
  • Access to the Nordic Placemaking handbook and exclusive resources: digital library, cases and toolbox, monitoring of placemaking news 
  • A community of practitioners

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Detailed programme: 

  • Week 1: Introduction 
  • Week 2: Engaging stakeholders 1: building a common understanding   
  • Week 3: Engaging stakeholders 2: leading the process together 
  • Week 4: What makes a good place 1: creating attractive places in the Nordics by LINK arkitektur
  • Week 5: What makes a good place 2: Safety and placemaking by Safer Sweden 
  • Week 6: Measuring & monitoring change 
  • Week 7: Place governance  – managing placemaking in the longer term  
  • Week 8: Placemaking and place branding


  • Silver package: The course package as described above: € 399 excl. VAT
  • Gold package: The course package and six hours of consultation on your own placemaking challenges or projects: € 899 excl. VAT 

When registering, you can choose your package.

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Read more about the training in this service description.

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