The Shophouse & Co Placemaking Method


We believe that placemaking is both an art and a science.

With that, we’ve honed our methods to offer a systematic approach to analyse the quality of a place, create innovative solutions for it, and measure its impact. 



The process begins by understanding the site, stakeholders, and context. To do this, we’ve developed a modular system of toolkits based on our Qualities of a Good Place framework that is flexible and streamlined for the demands of rapid urban development. At the end, data is transformed into insights to inform future action.


Armed with insights from Phase 1, the creative conceptualisation of the right response begins . We work across disciplines and with partners to create and also deliver solutions that can take a variety of forms including design, programmes & activations, interventions, guidelines, or a hybrid of it all!

phase 3- empower

We believe that local stakeholders are the best people to move a project to a sustainable, long-term future. We walk through the impact measurement of our work from Phase 2, review the quality of the place, and equip teams with tools and skills to pick up where we left off.


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