Place Strategy. Tactical Urbanism.
Thriving Places.

See Projects

Place Creative is a Place Strategy + Tactical Urbanism Agency from Tāmaki. We are specialists in co-design, brokering opportunities, and navigating bureaucracy,
enabling community and institutions to work together
to create thriving places.

What We Do.

We help you build strong foundations for action.

Place Strategy.

Know where you are going and why.

We work alongside you to set a clear direction for your place; articulating the vision, objectives, challenges, and opportunities, weaving together intricate elements into a strategy which is easy to digest and action.
We help people reimagine streets.

Tactical Urbanism.

Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper.

We facilitate projects which take an iterative approach to city building. Using small-scale interventions to demonstrate long term change, we bring communities along on the journey through a co-design approach, helping them reimagine our streets as places for people. We round off projects with a rigorous evaluation process which can build the basis for future business cases and investment.
We bring the right people to your place.

Brokering Connections.

Getting the right people together.

Whether you're seeking a creative eye, a delivery partner, or a community whisperer, we bring the right people to your place. We can navigate bureaucracy, and work with you to connect skills and talents with opportunities for enlivening places.
We bring people together.

Place Activation.

Engaging
Happenings.

We’re on the ground- with a specialist skill set that includes event management, logistics, production, imagination, and a touch of craft, we deliver fun and engaging happenings that bring people to your place. We carefully watch what happens when the right combination of people and place come together, and produce a thorough evaluation at the end of the process.
We make sure community voices are heard.

Stakeholder Engagement.

Facilitate Good
Conversations.

We get to know everyone with a stake in the place, and facilitate good conversations that ensure community needs and desires are heard. We specialise in simplifying complex concepts and projects, and using creative techniques to communicate them.
We make sure people can navigate your place safely.

Wayfinding.

Make people feel welcome.

We design systems that guide people safely through your place, enhance their understanding and experience of it, and ensure they feel welcome and included. This can involve streetscape interventions, like using creative infrastructure to guide the way people move, or a cohesive signage system on a construction site.
We understand how space works.

Spatial Design + Analysis.

Understanding
Space.

We use our experience in spatial design and knowledge of how people use places to analyse what's working, what's not, and what can be improved.
Along with community engagement this work informs place strategies, approaches to wayfinding, place activation tactics and funding recommendations.

Projects.

‘Create the Vibe’ Thames

See Project
See All Projects

Kāinga Ora Placemaking + Strategic Partnerships Road Map

See Project
See All Projects

Kelston - Play Street to Slow Street

See Project
See All Projects

A Sunday In Uptown

See Project
See All Projects

Karangahape Road Street Response

See Project
See All Projects

Teed Street + Broadway Crossing Tactical Improvements

See Project
See All Projects

Nuffield Street Activations

See Project
See All Projects

Viaduct Harbour Local Living Compost Hub

See Project
See All Projects

Albert Street Wayfinding + Poster Campaign

See Project
See All Projects

Non-Instagrammable Urbansim

See Project
See All Projects

North Western Shared Path Behavior Change Project

See Project
See All Projects

Downtown Public Engagement

See Project
See All Projects

High Street Trials - Stage 1

See Project
See All Projects

Downtown Street Response

See Project
See All Projects

Get In Touch.

To request a quote for a project, inquire about a collaboration, or simply say hello.

Liz Allen, Director
liz@placecreative.co.nz
+64220199618

Office + Postal Address:
74D France St
Eden Terrace
Auckland 1010