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EDRA Great Places Award Program

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The Environmental Design Research Association, in partnership with Project for Public Spaces, presents the 19th Annual Great Places Awards. The Great Places Awards seek to recognize work that combines expertise in design, research and practice; and contributes to the creation of dynamic, humane places that engage our attention and imagination. Applications due January 31, 2017. Learn more and apply... Read more

Placemaking: What If We Built Our Cities Around Places?

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Placemaking inspires people to collectively reimagine and reinvent public spaces as the heart of every community. Strengthening the connection between people and the places they share, Placemaking is a collaborative process by which we can shape our public realm to maximize shared value. Placemaking facilitates creative patterns of use, paying particular attention to the physical, cultural, and social identities that define a place and support its ongoing evolution. Learn more about Placemaking and how it can help transform public spaces in... Read more

Heart of the Community Grant Program

Southwest Airlines and PPS worked with the City of San Antonio’s Center City Development & Operations Department to activate historic Travis Park, located in the heart of downtown San Antonio. (Credit: The Rivard Report)
Heart of the Community is a signature outreach program of Southwest Airlines with a mission to build connections that bring people together and strengthen communities for a more resilient future. Launched in 2014 with lead partner, Project for Public Spaces, Heart of the Community grants provide financial and technical assistance to local community partners who seek to bring new life to their public spaces. Applications due December 5. Learn more and apply... Read more

Placemaking Week

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At this event, hosted by the Project for Public Spaces, global change agents will gather for a series of events that will map the future of the placemaking movement. These discussions will take place at a critical moment, as Habitat III and COP21 set the stage for decades of dramatic change for cities. Thanks to the tireless efforts of advocates, the New Urban Agenda already emphasizes that strong public spaces are the foundation of this change. Now we need to... Read more
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