Rejuvenating public spaces with placemaking
Sharina Ahmad | 22 Nov 2019 00:30

Placemaking is a relatively new concept in Malaysia but it is becoming an increasingly integral part of the community and the government is pushing for the concept to be part of urban redevelopment.

Placemaking refers to a way of improving a neighbourhood, city or region, by inspiring people to collectively reimagine and reinvent public spaces and maximise shared value as well as strengthening the connection between people and places.

Among successful placemaking in Kuala Lumpur is Petaling Street, or better known as Chinatown, and in George Town, Penang where the local authorities have reset the function of Armenian Park for recreation, as opposed to being an illegal flea market.

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