What people are saying about the book
"A must read."
"PEOPLE ARE HAPPIEST WHEN THEY FEEL GOOD ABOUT THEMSELVES THEIR RELATIONSHIPS AND THE PLACE WHERE THEY LIVE. AS THE BOOK EXPLAINS, GET THAT TOGETHER AND EVERYONE, INCLUDING THE ENVIRONMENT BENEFITS. A MUST READ."
Sara Parkin OBE, Senior Associate, The Sustainability Literacy Project
"This short readable book totally gets the point."
"The environment isn't some political or social or economic construct, or just a nice to have. This short readable, book completely gets the point and - supported by evidence - sends a vital message to policy and grant makers alike"
Peter Ainsworth, Chair, The Big Lottery Peter Ainsworth, Chair, The Big Lottery
"The place making factor is an important and timely challenge."
"The Place Making Factor is an important and timely challenge to funders to consider how much more they can do to strengthen the hand of those working to regenerate where they live, literally, from the ground up"
John Mulligan, Director of Funding Development, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
"Maria Adebowale-Schwarte powerfully lays out place making."
"Maria Adebowale Schwarte powerfully lays out how placemaking, and place-led funding, is reinventing community development and philanthropy for deepest environmental and social outcomes"
Ethan Kent, Senior Vice President, Projects for Public Space