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What is Placemaking Week?

When and where is the next Placemaking Week?

How can I sponsor the event?

What opportunities will there be to speak at the conference? Will there be a Call for Proposals?

What can I expect to see in the program?

How much is registration and what does it include?

Are there scholarships available?

Where can I find information on hotels and travel?

How can I learn more about the conference?

Where can I learn about general conference updates?

How can I connect with other placemaking experts in the field between events, or learn about other placemaking events in my region?


What is Placemaking Week?

Placemaking Week is a global gathering of public space advocates and experts that emphasizes hands-on learning and innovative social events, while leaving behind a public space legacy in host cities. Embracing a wide variety of sectors and disciplines, the event creates a dynamic forum for attendees to develop and share concrete strategies to advance placemaking both locally and globally. The International Placemaking Week conference has proven to be a vital platform to build connections and share ideas across borders, to provoke local debate and action on public space, and to experience the host city’s places, issues, and initiatives firsthand.

The conference takes place over four to five days and consists of a keynote presentation, plenaries, breakout sessions, on-site and off-site workshops, networking receptions, tours and more.

When and where is the next Placemaking Week?

The next International Placemaking Week will be in Baltimore, Maryland, USA on June 5–8, 2024.

How can I sponsor the event?

Your support for Placemaking Week gives directly back to our host city and its communities by providing scholarships for individuals who might not otherwise be able to attend the event, and a range of networking experiences for our attendees who travel from far and wide to collaborate and share knowledge with their peers. You can review our Sponsorship Package here to learn more about how you can contribute!

What opportunities will there be to speak at the conference? Will there be a Call for Proposals?

We ran a call for proposals process in November/December 2023, and it has now closed. Applicants will be notified of their status in early February 2024. For any questions about your proposal, please reachout to us at: info@placemakingweek.org

What can I expect to see in the program?

This year’s program tracks will revolve around a range of topics we heard about in our call for proposals process, including waterfronts, placekeeping, reusing vacant space, streets as places, resilience, and more. We will start to share program details on this website in Spring 2024. If you require a more detailed program example, please refer to the conference agenda from Placemaking Week Chattanooga in 2019 for a general idea of session topics covered at this event.

How much is registration and what does it include?

Early rate for conference registration is $595 USD. Ticket prices will go up twice incrementally, so there is a benefit to registering early.

A full registration will include access to all designated conference activities and sessions, multiple coffee/tea breaks, conference related receptions and/or meals, and a mobile workshop of your choice. There will be opportunities to sign up for separate activities as well.

Are there scholarships available?

Yes, scholarships will be open alongside early registration, closing on March 28th, 2024. The form is available on our registration page. Any scholarship amount awarded applies directly to the cost of registration fees only. We are unable to offer help with travel, accommodation or other expenses.

Where can I find information on hotels and travel?

You can find hotel information and helpful travel information here on our website. We will also share general information here closer to the event about getting to Placemaking Week’s various venues, as well as other information that might be useful for your planning needs, such as restaurant guides.

How can I learn more about the conference?

We recommend that you review our previous conference reports to understand more about Placemaking Week’s programming, activities and impact. You can review the report for 2019’s event in Chattanooga, Tennessee here, and the report for 2017 held in Amsterdam, Netherlands here. We will share information about program content as it becomes available both on our website and via an online program, starting in early 2024.

Where can I learn about general conference updates?

We will continue to update www.placemakingweek.org (including this FAQ page) with all conference updates. Make sure to sign up for the Project for Public Spaces newsletter to receive up-to-date information on registration, program content, speakers, hotels and travel, events and other news.

How can I connect with other placemaking experts in the field between events, or learn about other placemaking events in my region?

To participate in the placemaking movement and learn more about other regional placemaking events, please visit our partners at PlacemakingX, a global network of leaders who together accelerate placemaking as a way to create healthy, inclusive, and beloved communities. This network grew out of earlier efforts by Project for Public Spaces and our partners to convene placemaking leaders around the world.