Place-making is usually associated with urban design in the sense of it being a community-driven process for designing public spaces (streets, sidewalks, plazas, squares, campuses, parks, and so on) that are mixed use, host a variety of activities for diverse audiences, and are well-connected to the larger city or town. The overall aim is to strengthen the local community
Place-making is what the Victor Harbor Council is doing with its upgrade and renovation to Ocean Street to counter the decline of the local shops along the town's main street as a result of shopping shifting to the Woolworths mall named Victor Central. This placemaking is making main street more attractive to tourists --building the city brand through revitalising the town and increasing its liveablity.
However, place making is also possible through stories, art works, or photos.
These representations are what express the importance of the place for the self or help to develop a sense of place. The arts place us in time, space, and community in ways that encourage us to be fully and imaginatively present in a variety of contexts: the natural world, our homes, our worshiping communities, and society.