By Andrea Curtis

Groundwood Books

May 2, 2023



ThemesNature and environment

Age / Grade 6-8 / Grades 1-3 8-12 / Grades 3-6

Curtis unpacks “placemaking” in this latest ThinkCities installment. Journey around the world to discover how people have been working to ensure their cities and neighbourhoods are creative, inclusive, and environmentally sustainable.

These placemaking ideas can be big — like the skateboard park built on the grounds of an orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya — or small — like the painted rock snake that winds along a beach in Toronto, Ontario. Together, we can create public spaces where everyone belongs. This book includes a list of ideas for children to get involved in their neighborhoods, along with a glossary and sources for further reading.