Placemaking and Design Training (8:00am-12:00pm)

Wednesday, September 13

What if we built our communities around places? As both an overarching idea and a hands-on approach for improving a neighborhood, city, or region, Placemaking is a new paradigm of city-building that integrates innovation, creativity, and provides tangible, concrete ways to maximize inclusive and sustainable growth. To quote Rip Rapson of the Kresge Foundation: “It’s more than just enhancing a location. It’s about creating an essence—identifying, elevating, or assembling a collection of visual, cultural, social, and environmental qualities that imbue a location with meaning and significance. “

In this 4-hour session, participants will get a sampling of Project for Public Spaces’ world-renowned Placemaking: Making it Happen training and dive in head first (and hands on) to learn the tools used in creating vibrant places. Participants will learn the basics of transforming a public space, how to use Placemapping (aka the Power of 10) to look at placemaking at multiple scales, how to develop streets that function as places, not just moving vehicles, and how to implement and manage public spaces with a Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper approach.

This training is being led by Gary Toth and Laura Torchio of Project for Public Spaces.

Located in Governors 1