NEW YORK, NY – Place Consultancy, ERA-co, launches a new website and reveals a modern approach to placemaking across its global offices in the US, UK, Australia, China and the Middle East. As the consultancy heads into its fifth year, its new phase of growth has fully ramped up.
By combining data-driven insight and business acumen with urban planning and placemaking expertise, ERA-co has a unique ability to provide what its clients consider to be a more robust approach to placemaking: a rich understanding of the human dimensions of place and how this understanding shapes the built environment.
While the consultancy is instructed by the original tenants of placemaking, it takes a data-led approach to spatializing experience by aligning societal and cultural shifts to drive community-led outcomes.
As global director of ERA-co, Steve Cornwell wrote in Fast Company, “Urban planning and placemaking involves a wide range of social, cultural, and political considerations.”
In a recent conversation with NY Weekly, he states, “Cities are grappling with climate emergency, shifting generational ideals and culture, and a post-pandemic global health crisis. All these macro events impacting our world are radically transforming how we live. These very real challenges form part of our lens as we expand the discipline of placemaking to tackle the future.”
Working with city makers across every scale and sector, the place consultancy has developed a fully operational global footprint with which to propel its belief that transformative placemaking can advance humanity. Driven by the belief that places need to transcend architecture and the built environment, ERA-co is on a mission to leave a lasting impact on every project it touches.
As a cross-disciplinary consultancy offering Place Intelligence, Placemaking, Urban Strategy & Design, Masterplanning, Destination Branding & Place Identity, Retail & Culture Strategy, Workplace Strategy, Strategic Advisory, and Visualization & CGI, ERA-co brings meaningful insight and clarity to the most complex of urban challenges.
Visit https://www.era-co.com/ to learn more about ERA-co and its approach to placemaking.
ERA-co is a global place consultancy that harnesses the power of data and analytics to unlock the true potential of neighborhoods, towns, and cities. Operating in the space between creativity, business, and urbanism, it explores the dynamic interactions between people and places to design truly human-centric experiences. ERA-co believes placemaking has the transformative power to advance humanity.