Creative Placemaking (CP) is an integral part of Urban Design. CP is a “synergistic pattern language of Public Art” shaped by cultural symbols and collective memories of the community. Public art is an integral part of CP where it is not considered as monumental traditions. Public art is more diffused using various forms and creating a variety of functions with community support.The creative success depends on how open and willing planners and architects are to partner with a variety of public art tacticians who have broadened the scope and understanding of how public art can celebrate and stabilize distinctiveness.
In successful Creative Placemaking, partners from different sectors come together to shape the physical and social character of a neighborhoods around arts and cultural activities. Creative Placemaking livens public and private spaces, reinvigorates structures and streetscapes, revitalizes local businesses and enhances public safety, and brings diverse people together to celebrate, inspire, and be inspired.
Urban Design principles that govern creative placemaking varies and will remain an emerging field as the cultural values and social media continue to shape our thinking. I strongly believe that CP is a powerful tool to encourage urban planners and architects to design interactive public places.