Category: Place Making

Public art and place making in Newtown

Urban Space Management hosted a walkabout in the Newtown Improvement District to showcase some of the new (and newly refurbished) public art in the precinct.

Webinar: A New Placemaking Agenda for African Cities

This webinar aims to explore various ways in which public spaces have been transformed, indirectly, through other means rather than an urban planning or urban design intervention. We intend to showcase examples where placemaking is the outcome, both unplanned or spontaneous (even surprising).

Design Joburg Collective

Kramerville Design District, in association with Design Joburg, Donald NXumalo & South African Tourism, will celebrate local and global design from 3 to 5 June 2021 at the Design Joburg Collective. This Covid-compliant (and...

Webinar: African Public Spaces

Join Ayanda Roji online for a presentation on the need for an increased focus on African public spaces.

Placemaking experts join September’s CID Forum

Elena Madison (PPS) and Ethan Kent (PlacemakingX) were the guest presenters at September’s meeting of the CID Forum on 1 September. Elena Madison, Director of Programs and Projects at Project for Public Spaces presented...

Placemaking presentation by Cara Reilly

On Tuesday 2 July, Cara Reilly presented “From Spaces to Places” to the CID Forum. This was an invaluable session on the way that managed areas should incorporate Placemaking into their daily operations and...

Report on the Open Streets Auckland Park event

Wits South African Research Chair in Spatial Analysis and City Planning would like to invite you to the public launch of a report on the Open Streets Auckland Park event: Date: 18 July 2019...



With great enthusiams and excitement, we would like to inform you of our recent name change – from CID Forum to GPMA.


The GPMA will function in the same way and offer the same services as the CID Forum.