Placemaking is an overused term and under-comprehended subcategory of the urban design and planning fields. Howard Blackson explains what it means and how it has evolved in his own career.
Feb 11, 2015 UrbDeZine
An installment from Spacing's "Cities for People" series makes the case for tactical urbanism as a supplement to professional practice.
Jan 29, 2015 Spacing
What's new for placemaking advocacy in 2015? In short, being an effective communicator is in. Being self-concerned and oblivious is out.
Jan 6, 2015 PlaceShakers
In Santiago, Chile, a group of people used plastic cups, shipping pallets, and paint to transform a lifeless parking lot into a vibrant public space while construction of an underground metro line limited surface-level access f Blog Post
Dec 20, 2014 By
Denver is earning a reputation as a city to watch for 21st century placemaking. Blog Post
Aug 12, 2014 By
Chuck Wolfe revisits five instances of how we can learn from the urbanism we already have.
Aug 8, 2014 The Huffington Post
Does tactical urbanism too-often benefit the point of view of a privileged population, leaving behind more pressing needs?
May 16, 2014 The University of Chicago Urban Network
In the celebratory spirit of Cinco de Mayo, Scott Doyon invites you to let your freak flag fly.
May 6, 2014 PlaceShakers
For either architecture or urban planning to achieve real good in today’s world, the boundary between the disciplines needs to come down. That, at least, is the lesson of Urban-Think Tank (U-TT), an interdisciplinary design practice with offices in Caracas, São Paolo, New York, and Zürich. Blog Post
Apr 28, 2014 By
An Atlantic Cities article details how the Los Angeles Department of Transportation’s People St program is making it easier for communities to design and build plazas, parklets, and bike facilities on their streets.
Apr 25, 2014 Atlantic Cities