Commercial Property

Iput leads five-year study to evaluate impact of placemaking

Hassell, PRD and Gehl are working together to assess the economic, social, cultural and environmental effects of placemaking at Iput’s Wilton Park development

Camilla Siggaard Andersen, Niall Gaffney and Marie Hunt at the launch of Making Impact, Iput’s long-term research study into ‘placemaking’ at Wilton Park in Dublin 2: ‘Wilton Park is an opportunity to create an inclusive, vibrant and sustainable neighbourhood that will engage with the wider community,’ says Gaffney, Iput’s chief executive

If you looked up the term ‘placemaking’, one of the definitions that might appear is: a multifaceted approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces that uses a local community's assets and potential to create public spaces that improve an area’s vitality and lead to greater wellbeing among its visitors and inhabitants.

That said, measuring the value of ‘placemaking’ has never really been quantified . . . until now, and Iput is leading ...