Tag Archives: Placemaking

How to Create Successful Markets

“How to Create Successful Markets” is a two-day training course where participants learn the essentials for creating a thriving public market that is economically sustainable, maximizes community benefits and contributes to the creation of public places that attract a broad diversity of people. Participants will learn the essentials for creating an extraordinary public market during work sessions and on-site tours of New York City’s thriving open-air and indoor public markets. Learn more and register... Read more

Partners for Places Round 11 Grant Cycle

Partners for Places is a matching grant program that improves communities by building partnerships between local government sustainability leaders and place-based foundations. National funders invest in local projects developed through these partnerships to promote a healthy environment, a strong economy, and well-being for all residents. Through these investments, Partners for Places fosters longterm relationships that make our urban areas more prosperous, livable and vibrant. Applications due July 31. Learn more and apply... Read more

People & Places 2017

​Attend this national peer-learning event for placemakers. Join people from different regions, cultures, and national networks as they share what’s working to advance prosperity for the people who live and work there. Attendees will go to Capitol Hill and raise their voices on behalf of the communities they serve. And, they will explore solutions and challenges from around the country. Learn more and register... Read more

Detroit Neighborhood Turns to Morocco for Arts Hub Inspiration

​In Detroit’s North End, an inclusive cultural hub is being planned to reactivate the area and celebrate its changing demographics. An underused 12-unit, mixed-use building and the grassy lot will one day be the American Riad courtyard, modeled after the traditional Moroccan home style. Beyond a community arts center, the renovation plans include six affordable housing rentals and commercial space for businesses that serve the needs of the North End, and all plains aim to preserve the North End’s history... Read more

National Endowment for the Arts Our Town Grant

The National Endowment for the Arts’ Our Town grant program supports creative placemaking projects that help to transform communities into lively, beautiful, and resilient places with arts at their core. This funding supports local efforts to enhance quality of life and opportunity for existing residents, increase creative activity, and create a distinct sense of place. Applications due September 11. Learn more and apply... Read more

Making Sense of Place: Place Theory and Placemaking in Practice

Pratt Institute Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment proudly presents this one-day symposium to discuss current theory and practices in placemaking. Participants include the foremost thinkers and theorists on “place” and the leading practitioners of urban placemaking. Supported by Pratt Institute’s Urban Placemaking and Management program, the symposium seeks to unite the academic world of place theory with the practical work of urban placemakers. Register now... Read more
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