Tag Archives: Project for Public Spaces

“Smart” Bench Gathers Data to Help Urban Planners meet Public’s Needs

Landscape designers, who design public spaces, now have the help of the smart bench. The bench collects data from individual’s ID associated with the Wi-Fi enabled device, so that if they visit the park again it will know that they are not a new visitor. This allows the designers to know when new or returning visitors are frequenting the park and therefore can appropriately schedule public park events. Read more... Read more

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

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

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

Using Active Transportation and CSS to Enhance Livability in Rural Communities and Small Towns

​This webinar from the Federal Highway Administration, in partnership with Project for Public Spaces and Sevatec, will highlight strategies to improve livability and connectivity in rural communities and small towns through collaborative efforts to create economic development opportunities, and promote multimodal accessibility. Register now... Read more

EDRA Great Places Award Program

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
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