What is Sense of Place
By: Raoul J. Chee Kee
Philippine Daily Inquirer

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People are drawn to a place because of different reasons and circumstances. They might live or work there, or it could be because they feel safe in that space. There might be accessible play areas for their children or pockets of greenery where they can sit and rest their eyes on something other than shiny glass and skyscrapers.

For property developer Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI), which is marking its 30th anniversary this year, it’s about creating a sense of place (placemaking).

Anna Ma. Margarita Bautista-Dy, senior vice president and head of Strategic Landbank Management Group put it succinctly. “It’s about creating places you want to be in rather than places you have to be in.” This goes beyond simply building things people expect property developers to build like concrete structures, houses, shopping centers.

“For us, placemaking is about building with people in mind and using an area’s natural potential to form vibrant communities. If we are able to build places where people want to be, then we’ve done our job,” Bautista-Dy said.

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