Tag Archives: Placemaking

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

Cultural Corridor Consortium Grants

Transportation for America is seeking to award $50,000 (each) to creative placemaking projects in three cities that engage residents, attract the attention of local public works and transportation agencies, and spark new conversations that bring more people to the table to plan and implement new transportation investments. T4America is especially committed to funding collaborative projects that expand transportation opportunities and local control for low-income people, recent immigrants, and people of color living in communities that have experienced disproportionate disinvestment and... Read more

Placemaking: Making it Happen

This intensive training course builds on participants’ knowledge of Placemaking concepts and provides the tools to implement and manage Placemaking projects. Speakers include individuals who have hands-on experience in Placemaking across the country, and many of the presentations will focus on recent success stories. Learn more and register... Read more

The Brilliant Simplicity of New York’s New Times Square

Times Square recently completed its six-year transformation from a congested thoroughfare into a European-style piazza. The redesign doubled the amount of pedestrian space. Remaking the Crossroads of the World follows a broader trend by cities around the world to create more pedestrian-friendly spaces that favor people over cars. Read more... Read more

Combining Crowdfunding And Place-Making To Help Communities Improve Themselves

Before moving forward on a revitalization project, Midtown Detroit Inc. faced the usual civic project hurdles: Did people in the area actually even want this? Would they actually use and care for it? And, equally important, was there any grant money available to offset the costs? To find out, MDI turned to Patronicity, a Detroit-based online fundraising platform that’s pioneering a new form of crowdfunding dubbed “crowdgranting.” Read more... Read more

Making Healthy Places: The Role of Social Support & Interaction

A growing body of research is showing how placemaking initiatives—from community gardens to resident-led painting projects—help generate strong social ties and a sense of belonging amongst community members, which has proven to reduce psychological distress, social isolation, and depression. As more and more researchers are recognizing that social health is the foundation for physical health, these findings present exciting opportunities and challenges for urban planners as well as public health advocates and practitioners. Join this Project for Public Spaces webinar... Read more

How to Connect Impact Investors and Creative Placemaking

​ As more individuals and institutions move to mission-related investing, the moment could be ripe for bringing some of that capital to the field of arts and culture. A new report looks at how to bring more impact investing opportunities to the creative economy, and use that money to shape an equitable and sustainable field. Read more... Read more
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