Placemaking and Shaping Destinations is an innovative approach to destination development, connecting with stakeholders, with local culture and economical challenges in order to create more livable and resilient communities.
This paper reports on fieldwork activity that happened in Brazil by briefly describing the region visited, the initiatives being developed with the community, concluding with some lessons from the field that might be resource for inspiration in future placemaking interventions elsewhere.
The destination presented also serves as an illustration of how tourism and leisure can support creating a sense of place while at the same time increasing the livability of the region. Collaborating with such locations, through fieldwork, for instance, can be a source of expanding learning beyond the classroom while simultaneously contributing to local development. Furthermore, the partnership between Universities, NGO’s and communities can help to create resilient destination projects.