KUALA LUMPUR, 5/8/2021 – The arrival of COVID-19 has changed many things, and nowhere is this reflected better than in how the use of public space has been transformed. To honour the best effort and practices related to placemaking in response to the pandemic, the organiser of Placemaker Awards ASEAN 2021 is introducing a new category for their awards to showcase the creativity and ingenuity of Local Governments, Private Organisations and NGOs.
This new category will bring attention to the initiatives carried out by the various organisations around the ASEAN region that help their communities during such a turbulent time.
Called Placemaking during the Pandemic, this category was created to showcase projects rolled out to help communities, make use of public space, and support local businesses, throughout the pandemic. This new category focuses on the impact that these projects had on communities and the good that these organisations set out to accomplish.