Placemaking Week Europe 2024

Start date: 24 September 2024
End date: 27 September 2024
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: In-person at Keilepand 9f Keilestraat 3029 BP Rotterdam, Netherlands
Third-party event

Every year at Placemaking Week Europe, placemakers from around the world come together each year in a new host city to present expertise and ideas, share projects, discuss placemaking strategies and methodology, and work together with city municipalities to launch new placemaking initiatives in-situ. It is the most embedded urban festival in Europe with the distinct mission of creating better cities, together.

Placemaking is the approach of building communities around a place, and places by communities. People are invited to reimagine and reinvent public spaces collectively. Placemaking connects economic and social well-being, as well as, quality of life strategically. Builds on the human need for prosperity, sociability and security. The movement builds on more than 50 years of experience in more than 50 countries.

Placemaking Europe explores transversal topics like gender-inclusive urbanism, multigenerational places, place-based economic development, technology and data, inclusive prosperity, creative bureaucracy, arts & culture.

This year’s festival will focus in 4 overarching themes that correlate both with the state of placemaking in the city of Rotterdam, as well as the city’s future goals, and important timely topics in the larger world of placemaking:

  1. Creating Place & Making It Last
  2. Climate Adaptation: Together Towards Change
  3. Living with Water: The Flow of the City
  4. Local Power & The Battle for Space