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Project for PUBLIC Spaces | Placemaking for Communities

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Placemaking for Communities

Project for Public Spaces (PPS) is a nonprofit planning, design and educational organization dedicated to helping people create and sustain public spaces that build stronger communities. Our pioneering Placemaking approach helps citizens transform their public spaces into vital places that highlight local assets, spur rejuvenation and serve common needs.

 

PPS was founded in 1975 to expand on the work of William (Holly) Whyte, the author of The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces. Since then, we have completed projects in over 2500 communities in 40 countries and all 50 US states. Partnering with public and private organizations, federal, state and municipal agencies, business improvement districts, neighborhood associations and other civic groups, we improve communities by fostering successful public spaces.

 

In addition to leading projects in our nine program areas, PPS also trains more than 10,000 people every year and reaches countless more through our websites and publications. PPS has become an internationally recognized center for resources, tools and inspiration about Placemaking.

 

Through research, conferences, and strategic partnerships, PPS promotes Placemaking as a transformative agenda to address some of the most pressing issues of our time. Our newest collaboration is with the National Center for Bicycling & Walking (NCBW) which became a resident program of PPS in 2011. NCBW is guided by the conviction that a balanced transportation system makes for healthier individuals and communities.

 

In its broadest application, Placemaking is a catalyst for building healthy, sustainable and economically viable cities of the future.


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Hacking Public Space - An Article by John Bela

Hacking Public Space - An Article by John Bela | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
The use of the temporary, or what is now coined as “pop-up,” has proven to be a useful tactic for impacting the fabric of urban growth and development.
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Caring for the City: Reclaim the Commons - 17th ZEMOS98 Festival

Four years have passed since the protest wave of 2011 captivated Europe. Far from subsiding, the tremors are spreading beyond the Southern (...)
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Neighborhood Planning for Resilient and Livable Cities, Can ‘Nested’ Neighborhood Planning Lead to Urban Ecological Democracy?

Neighborhood Planning for Resilient and Livable Cities, Can ‘Nested’ Neighborhood Planning Lead to Urban Ecological Democracy? | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
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#WeWashing

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When “sharing” is renting and “community” becomes a commodity - Call out #WeWashing when you see it!

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As Actor Network Theory has demonstrated, all combined labels are "Black Boxes " that are more complicated than the table indicates, just so Community etc - so the use of these terms by authorities and marketers alike is misleading

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The manual for tactical placemaking

The manual for tactical placemaking | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
A new book covers an emerging trend: Citizens experience urban placemaking in real time, building support for more livable communities in the long run.
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City making: creatividad en el espacio público

Presentación en el Foro Iberoamericano de Ciudades Mexico 2015 (Veracruz) sobre participación ciudadana en regeneración urbana
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Transitional uses and the social value of vacant spaces

Transitional uses and the social value of vacant spaces | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it

Gradually, sometimes reluctantly, but the adaptive city is taking shape today, maybe still as an exception or from outsiders, but it will be the only way to manage cities and live together in a time in which people –thanks to the new sociability of digital technologies- cannot stand an answer from their local councils saying “you can´t do that”.

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On Tactical Urbanism (Briefly)

On Tactical Urbanism (Briefly) | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
This morning I attended Southface's Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable, which was focused on the concept of "Tactical Urbanism" in Atlanta. For the uninitiated, tactical urbanism is the practice of tem...
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What 'Tactical Urbanism' Can (and Can't) Do for Your City

What 'Tactical Urbanism' Can (and Can't) Do for Your City | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
It's not going to solve poverty, for instance. But that doesn't mean it's not worth doing.
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Uneven Growth | DUMBO, Brooklyn: Formerly a Department of...

Uneven Growth | DUMBO, Brooklyn: Formerly a Department of... | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
DUMBO, Brooklyn: Formerly a Department of Transportation contractor parking lot, the DUMBO Improvement District worked with DOT to reclaim this space for the community and turned it into “DUMBO...
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Jan Gehl: «Architects know very little about people»

Jan Gehl: «Architects know very little about people» | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
He likes high-rises only from far away, he thinks cars should be banned from city-centers and he wants the public space to be the «living room of a city»: The danish urban planner Jan Gehl visited Basel on an official mission.
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A Tactical Urbanism Primer

A Tactical Urbanism Primer | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
The freedom to make and remake our cities and ourselves is … one of the most precious yet most neglected of our human rights. —David Harvey Unjust laws exist: shall we be content to obey them, or s...
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New 'Tactical Urbanism' Book Signals the Way to Equitable, Funded City Planning - Next City

New 'Tactical Urbanism' Book Signals the Way to Equitable, Funded City Planning Next City That characterization comes from a new book on the subject, Tactical Urbanism: Short-Term Action for Long-Term Change, by two of the buzz-term's leading...
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Open Call Idea Camp 2015: Build the City

Open Call Idea Camp 2015: Build the City | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
creating sustainable cities through social cooperation and active participation
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Putting the Arts to Work for City Resilience: Creative Placemaking

Putting the Arts to Work for City Resilience: Creative Placemaking | Adaptive Cities | Scoop.it
Cities absolutely need creative placemaking to be more resilient, and Director of Design Programs at the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) can explain why.
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