Place-keeping …in Hamburg Place-keeping …in Sheffield Place-keeping …in Sheffield Place-keeping …in Bruges Place-keeping …in Emmen Place-keeping …in Göteborg Place-keeping …in Göteborg

Place-keeping …in Hamburg

Place-keeping …in Sheffield

Place-keeping …in Sheffield

Place-keeping …in Bruges

Place-keeping …in Emmen

Place-keeping …in Göteborg

Place-keeping …in Göteborg

Place-keeping is the process of maintaining the real and multiple benefits of well designed places.

More about Place-keeping

Principles

Principles

Place-keeping can be tough, but MP4’s research found that taking five important principles into consideration can make long-term maintenance more achievable. Here are the tools to help.

Projects

Projects

The pilot projects in the MP4 project partnership played a vital role not only in improving the quality of life in an area, but also by testing out new place-making and place-keeping strategies.

Partners

Partners

Nine partners in six countries worked together to find new place-making and place-keeping strategies. Their cultural and political diversity helped ensure MP4’s solutions were transnationally transferrable.


Blogs

8 January 2013
Chicago Misses a Trick

Sara Parratt-Halbert

Sara Parratt-Halbert

Chicago city shows itself to be behind the times, promoting placemaking without the inclusion of the all important placekeeping.

8 January 2013
What Makes a Park a Park?

Sara Parratt-Halbert

Sara Parratt-Halbert

When is a park a park? Is it particularly a British thing and what makes it British? Or is there no such thing?

Documents

MP4 Final Report

MP4 Final Report
Adobe PDF / 2.21MB

Green Growth New Shoots Conference Report
Adobe PDF / 3.18MB


Funding Bodies

Open the European Regional Development Fund website in a new window Open the Interreg IVB North Sea Region Programme website in a new window

Project Partners

Gemeente Emmen Göteborg Stad HafenCity Universität Heriot Watt University Lawaetz Foundation Sheffield City Council South Yorkshire Forest Partnership University of Copenhagen University of Sheffield Vlaamse Landmaatschappij (VLM)