Placemaking is a practice advanced by urbanist Jane Jacobs
and others in the 1960s that promoted multi-dimensional approaches to planning, designing and managing public spaces. The term “creative placemaking” was coined by former Artscape CEO Tim Jones in 2006 to assert that there was a unique way in which arts, culture and creative pursuits could be leveraged to add transformative value to neighbourhoods. The notion behind creative placemaking is not simply about undertaking placemaking in a creative way, but rather it is about leveraging art and culture as a catalyst for urban and community development. Since then, it has evolved into a global field of practice that encompasses a myriad of ways in which art and culture are engaged to positively grow and change place identity and distinctiveness.