In recognition of the innovative and creative public spaces across our cities, towns and communities, the International Cities, Town Centres and Communities (ICTC) Society are pleased to host Placemaking Week Australia in Townsville from the 23 – 27 October 2019.

Placemaking Week Australia is about showcasing great public spaces, building conversations, highlighting community driven placemaking and best practice placemaking initiatives.

Placemaking is essential in transforming spaces in our cities and towns to encourage community engagement and interactions, while fostering healthier, socially and economically sustainable places.

The ICTC Society is pleased to work in conjunction with Townsville City Council, as the host city, to hold a number of Placemaking Week activities. As the largest city in Northern Australia, Townsville is on the cusp of transformation, from the North Queensland Stadium and Waterfront Priority Development Area, to creating economic stimulus through innovative placemaking projects and developments. 

Join us as we celebrate outstanding placemaking across Australia and Internationally.


How can you get involved?


Learn, Engage and Network

Placemaking Week Australia is being held in conjunction with the 19th ICTC Conference being held in Townsville, North Queensland from the 23 – 25 October 2019. This is an opportunity for industry experts to come together to discuss, interact and showcase best practice, learn from one another and experience first-hand the challenges and opportunities. 

Some of the activities planned in Townsville to celebrate Placemaking Week Australia include:

  • City Innovation Showcase 23 October
  • City Activation Field Trip 23 October
  • Future City Resilient City Field Trip 23 October
  • Build a Sensor Workshop 23 October
  • Evening Economy Tour 24 October
  • Magnetic Island Weekend Sustainability Tour 26 – 27 October

Visit to find out more.

Capture Innovation

Seen a great initiative of forward thinking placemaking, community-driven public spaces or city activations? Capture the project and post it on social media with the hashtag #placemakingaus. Ensure you caption the photo with the location and how it best showcases innovative placemaking. 

Spreading Awareness

Placemaking Week Australia is about sharing the successes within our cities and towns. Share your success story with a 500 word article to be published on the ICTC Society blog and promoted across our social platforms. Allowing your peers to comment on your post will build the conversation and future idea sharing. Email your article with up to 2 photos to

Support our Future

Young professionals are the future to the continued growth and creative thinking of placemaking. Show your support and commitment to the professional development of our young professionals by sponsoring their attendance to ICTC Conference. Your support will be recognised on the Placemaking Week Australia website and the ICTC Conference website with a company logo and URL. Contact the ICTC Event Manager to find out more.


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