The Place Economy®


The Place Economy®

Bringing together leading thinkers and global case studies, The Place Economy® showcases the categorical link between visionary placemaking and better-performing economies, higher profits, and happier, healthier communities.

Born of Hoyne’s belief that more money, intelligence, imagination, craftsmanship and emotion needs to be invested into our cities and suburbs to achieve the highest quality of life, the three-book project is a meaningful addition to the placemaking and development conversation, globally.

Using case studies, essays and research gathered from across the world The Place Economy® strengthens the commercial argument for effective placemaking, sharing practical insights on how it can be achieved, for those of us who are interested and those of us who are responsible. Read The Place Economy® and meet those individuals and organisations pushing the paradigm, and creating places where everyone prospers.

  • Stories
  • Global Experts
  • Countries

Our Contributors

Close to 200 different expert contributors have participated in the three volumes of The Place Economy.

This group represents an impressive cross-section of fields that traverse architecture, urban planning, property development, land use strategy, public policy, retail, hospitality, technology, ageing, emotional and physical health, sustainability, philosophy and more.

Andrew Hoyne Hoyne
Jennifer S. Vey Brookings Institution
Ian Harper Melbourne Business School
Anne Hidalgo Mayor of Paris, France
Alison Page Designer & Producer
Dan Biederman Biederman Redevelopment Ventures
Jennifer Keesmaat The Keesmaat Group
Juanita Hardy Tiger Management Consulting Group
Janet Echelman Artist
Peter Ellyard Futurist
Jeff Speck Speck & Associates LLC
Jan Gehl Gehl Architects
Dr Stanley Quek Frasers Property
Andres Duany Duany Plater-Zyberk
Winy Maas MVRDV
Professor Ed Blakely United States Studies Centre,
University of Sydney
Alain de Botton School of Life
Clover Moore Lord Mayor of Sydney
Dan Gilbert Quicken Loans Inc.
Oscar Farinetti Eataly
Ethan Kent Project for Public Spaces
Lucy Turnbull Greater Sydney Commission
Dr Cheong Koon Heab Housing Development Board
Christopher B. Leinberger George Washington University,
School of Business
Graham Quirk Lord Mayor - Brisbane
Callum Fraser Elenberg Fraser
Peter Miglis Woods Bagot
Professor Billie Giles-Corti University of Melbourne
Thomas Zabel Zabel Property
Fiorian Kaefer The Place Brand Observer

Explore Our Editions

Volume 3

Understanding our deeper relationships to place and community.

Volume 2

The scale of place experience: from nations to neighbourhoods.

The Place Economy®
and Habitat For Humanity

As with the first volume of The Place Economy, Hoyne proudly continue to donate 100 per cent of the proceeds from book sales towards helping Habitat for Humanity Australia in their crucial work.

Habitat for Humanity Australia is part of Habitat for Humanity, the international not-for-profit that originated in Georgia, United States in 1976. The organisation provides appropriate housing solutions in sustainable communities and is based on the belief that a solid future depends on families having the opportunity to be healthier, happier and more secure.

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“For all of us trying to break down silos to build better cities, The Place Economy is an inspirational book.”

Jeff Speck, city planner and author, Walkable City

The Place Economy has comprehensively demonstrated that while making places that work for people might mean greater investment up front, the long run benefits far outweigh this cost.”

Eamon Waterford, CEO, Committee for Sydney

“This beautiful, engaging and unusual book is 
a survey of placemaking, from around the world, 
by with special emphasis on Australia. It shows 
how intelligent placemaking makes sense.”

Sydney forum for architecture
 and urban design