Bernard Rudofsky predicted the death of urban public space in American cities because they were being dehumanized by planning that favored automobiles. This model was reproduced throughout the world especially in underdeveloped countries trying to develop along American lines. Planning for automobiles led to broken communities with social tensions, crime, and lack of social cohesion. Public space, which can be an important activator of a community’s cohesion and success for the quality of life, lost its significance in the city and in society. While many efforts to regain public space have been successful in having a positive impact on the development of a community, there is not a clear strategy that can be applied to all cities. This seminar analyzes successful and unsuccessful cases of public place-making in underdeveloped countries in an effort to create a series of reproducible strategies to reactivate public space and to serve as a way to critique and propose new urban planning ideas today.