n. The long-term maintenance and management of public and private open spaces.
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Three presenters summarized their perceptions and experience. Roberto Bedoya began by talking about how he'd conceived the alternative frame of placekeeping in terms of "spatial justice."
—“Human Rights and Property Rights: Placemaking and Placekeeping,” U.S. Department of Arts and Culture, March 21, 2016
For Tom DeCaigny, the SFAC's director of cultural affairs, the Treasure Island development project isn’t just about "placemaking" — a buzzword in the world of urban planning — but, rather, "placekeeping." That is, honoring Treasure Island’s past and the communities that have shaped it, while recognizing the incredible alterations it will undergo in the years ahead.
Before joining this amazing community of artists we were not familiar with the term creative placemaking. Talking with Jessica really helped us define it and realize that it is definitely relevant to what we want to do with music. …Jessica also introduced the term creative placekeeping which made us realize the importance of building up from the existing community we want to reach.
—Jessica Moore, “Heidi Wright & Jessica Moore: A Conversation,” ArtsJournal, July 14, 2014
2008 (earliest)
  • Improving the quality of urban environments can stimulate economic growth (‘place-making’)
  • But success depends on mechanisms for durable management (‘place-keeping’)
—Tom Wild, et al., “Sheffield’s River Stewardship Company” (PDF), Urban River Corridors and Sustainable Living Agendas, November 10, 2008