IN PLACE Place Leaders Asia Pacific Digital Magazine – April Issue

Place Leaders Asia Pacific is officially announcing an open call for papers for Issue 3 of IN PLACE, Place Leaders Asia Pacific Digital Magazine, to be released in April 2017.

Issue 3 of IN PLACE  magazine aims to capture the themes and spirit of the 2017 Place Leaders Asia Pacific Conference. The conference is a global platform to bring together leading voices, makers, shapers, activators and visionaries from across the Asia Pacific to share, provoke, challenge, discover and experience the biggest trends and ideas shaping the future of our Places.

Invitation to submit article:

I recently attended an industry debate in London; Towards a Definition of Placemaking. It became apparent relatively quickly that it wasn’t a debate, because all panelists fundamentally agreed that place-making is about the process of change in the urban environment, and, at its heart people and the human scale. Key to any change process is communication, and understanding of the interests and needs of people who use or interact with a place. Places are complex interactions and networks of spaces and people that keep changing.

As champions of taking a ‘place’ based approach, we ask ourselves is this ‘Place’ inspiring people? Is it inclusive? It is accessible? Is it adaptable? Is it attractive? Is it distinctive?

For this issue, we want to explore these values of what motivates and informs the change making process for different people. We are looking for ‘place’ based examples of working with diverse community members, including but not limited to the elderly, youth and indigenous communities. We want to focus on gender specific and/or intergenerational changes our urban environments are facing. This issue seeks insightful case studies or opinion pieces and will work with practitioners on research proposals that explore these themes. IN PLACE is also open to interviews with influential or innovative Place Leaders and Thinkers who aim to tackle these concepts.

Vanessa Pilla, IN PLACE, Chief Editor

Who would be interested?

We welcome submissions from place makers, shapers, activators and managers, planners, urban and landscape designers, architects, property developers, financiers, branding and marketing consultants, local government authorities and boards, institutions and foundations, community groups, policy advisors, researchers, academics, creatives, cultural and social advocators, businesses and individuals whose edge sectors and disciplines all drive the holistic evolution of successful vibrant public places.

Submission Guidelines

All submissions and questions should be directed via email to:

Vanessa Pilla, IN PLACE, Chief Editor –

Stage 1

We encourage initial submission for articles to be submitted to via completing below details:

  1. Your Name
  2. Company/ Affiliation
  3. A proposed title
  4. Your contact details
  5. A short summary (2-4 sentences) of your proposed submission.Summary Submissions should be received for consideration by Friday 24th February 2017. You will be receive feedback as soon as possible with specific guidelines and technical requirements.

Summary Submissions should be received for consideration by Friday 24th February 2017.

You will receive feedback as soon as possible with specific guidelines and technical requirements.

Stage 2

  • All articles or alternative submissions must be original pieces by the author and have not being published in any form in any other publication.
  • Our primary audiences are Place professionals in Australia and Asia Pacific. We also attract a readership in North America and Europe.
  • All article submissions are to be emailed as a Microsoft Word Document.
  • All article submissions should be written in English and be approximately 900 words in length with longer articles broken up into several sections with sub-headings.
  • Please use simple and direct language and avoid using acronyms that may be specific to your project or sector.
  • Alternative submissions such as photo-essays, vox pops, videos, etc. are also of interest.
  • Please reference all key points, research or quotes by stating the reference name in the text and the full reference details at the end of the article or alternatively hyperlinking the reference into the text.
  • Authors of the accepted submissions will be expected to work closely with the Editorial Advisory Team to revise their pieces prior to publication.
  • Include a brief biography of four to six lines for each author.
  • Include at least one image (landscape format) with each article
  • Images should be high quality or preferably taken by a professional
  • Minimum image width of 1980 pixels at a minimum of 72 dpi.
  • Include with each image: title of image, location, year and photographer or image credits

The deadline for Final Submissions is Friday 10th March at 17:00 GMT.