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Engagement Tools

How do you feel about the parks, streets and public spaces in your community?

Are they great places to spend an hour? An afternoon? Or a whole day? What about in the winter and the summer? Do you have ideas about how to make them better? We bet you do!

Placemaking is about creating great public places that people of all ages and abilities can enjoy all the time. When you participate in placemaking you can have a say in what kind of things you’d like to see in a place, whether it’s activities, programs, or physical infrastructure.

On this page you’ll find tools that you and your peers can use to look at parks, streets, and public spaces in a new way.

The 8 80 Rule

We are convinced that if everything we do in our public spaces is great for everyone from 8 years old to 80 years old, we will end up with healthy and vibrant communities for all.

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My Place
My Place

On your own or in a group, create your ideal public space using creative materials and imagination. 

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IMPATIENS AND ORCHIDS
Impatiens and Orchids

The Impatiens & Orchids exercise helps communities select projects that can be implemented in both the  short  and long term.

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Action Planning Description
Action Planning Description

Type of activity: idea generation and action planning. Outcome: A step-bystep planning...

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DNP Neighbourhood Assessment Tool

How walk, bike and transit friendly is your neightbourhood?...

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MY WISH FOR
My Wish For

Collect wishes for your public space and turn them into a piece of public art.

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880 365 Flipbookprototype

A visual tool for making places for people.

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Action Planning Poster
Action Planning Poster

Creating a doable plan is the key to turning an idea into reality...

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DNP Personal Survey

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Focus On Place
Focus On Place

Use a camera to share why your public space should be improved.

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8 80 Cities Infographic Poster

Walking, cycling, and public places are good for communities and the people...

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Active Places, Health People Fact Sheet

Active places, healthy people fact sheet...

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