Project for Public Spaces blog

September 11, 2014, 12pm PDT
James Rojas explains the importance of front porches in Latino-American communities.
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June 1, 2014, 5am PDT
A busking advocate blogs about the benefits of street performances in public spaces and the need to revisit street performance licenses and requirements.
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March 20, 2013, 12pm PDT
In the first entry in a series exploring the connection between the processes and products of Placemaking and city governance, PPS explores how "Place Governance" can increase leadership, equity, and cohesion among citizens.
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September 6, 2011, 6am PDT
Grey Park in Evanston, Illinois is used primarily by mentally ill residents of a nearby facility, who make the space uncomfortable for the general public. A community group brought in food trucks, and everyone came together over cupcakes.
Project for Public Spaces blog
August 4, 2011, 2pm PDT
The Project for Public Spaces says that despite its reputation as a sprawling, planning-free city, Houston is turning the lack of city planning to its advantage by inspiring a bottom-up approach.
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April 21, 2011, 8am PDT
UN-HABITAT (United Nations Human Settlement Programme) recently adopted its first ever resolution on public space, encouraging equity and the development of quality public spaces.
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March 28, 2011, 7am PDT
Los Angeles County is in the process of writing a "Model Streets Manual", with funding coming from an unlikely source: The Department of Public Health.
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November 22, 2010, 11am PST
A group of citizens calling themselves Destination Bayfront have led the charge to turn their underused waterfront into a destination hotspot.
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May 3, 2010, 8am PDT
Boston's Rose Kennedy Greenway is an urban park built over the "Big Dig" highway tunnel, and as Robert Campbell of the Boston Globe puts it, "a design disaster."
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