Placemaking For Inclusion: Online Course for Educators & Youth Workers
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Placemaking practices in Norway prioritize collaboration between different stakeholders to create livable and sustainable public spaces. The approach emphasizes community involvement, local context, and sustainable design principles. Youth are often included in these practices through participatory design workshops, youth councils, and community events that provide opportunities for young people to voice their opinions and contribute to the planning and design process.

One example of placemaking in Norway is the “FutureBuilt” program, which aims to promote sustainable urban development through innovative and energy-efficient building design. The program involves collaboration between local governments, developers, architects, and community groups to create sustainable and livable neighborhoods that meet the needs of residents. In one project, youth were involved in the design of a new school building in Oslo, with students participating in workshops and providing input on the design and functionality of the space (FutureBuilt, 2019).

Another example of youth involvement in placemaking practices is the “UngPlan” program, which empowers young people to participate in urban planning processes and decision-making. The program involves a series of workshops and training sessions that teach youth about urban planning, design, and community engagement, culminating in a youth-led project to improve a public space in their neighborhood. The program has been successful in promoting youth participation and fostering a sense of ownership and belonging among young people in their communities (UngPlan, n.d.).

Overall, placemaking practices in Norway prioritize sustainability, community involvement, and innovation in creating livable and attractive public spaces. Youth are often included in these practices through engagement strategies that promote their participation and input in the design and development of public spaces.


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