Event Title

The Role of Place-making in Community Development: A Case Study at Tall Hisban, Jordan

Start Date

3-3-2017 2:30 PM

End Date

3-3-2017 4:00 PM

Description

How does implementing placemaking ideals affect community development initiatives? This study endeavors to test the role of placemaking at Tall Hisban, an archeology site in central Jordan. A socio-economic garden in the archaeological park was re-purposed from a withering garden to a neutral meeting space for the town. This not only sparked interest in the town of Hisban, resulting in community meetings and a cultural festival, but it led to a spike of community ownership of their archaeological site. Importantly, these meetings led active involvement from the local NGO. This case study confirmed that it is important for community development to consider and employ placemaking methods in their projects, as to better reach the targeted population.

Acknowledgments

Dr. Joel Raveloharimisy

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The Role of Place-making in Community Development: A Case Study at Tall Hisban, Jordan

How does implementing placemaking ideals affect community development initiatives? This study endeavors to test the role of placemaking at Tall Hisban, an archeology site in central Jordan. A socio-economic garden in the archaeological park was re-purposed from a withering garden to a neutral meeting space for the town. This not only sparked interest in the town of Hisban, resulting in community meetings and a cultural festival, but it led to a spike of community ownership of their archaeological site. Importantly, these meetings led active involvement from the local NGO. This case study confirmed that it is important for community development to consider and employ placemaking methods in their projects, as to better reach the targeted population.