Project For Public Spaces

Are you thinking about playborhoods, playsheds, and free-range kids? Berlin's Kolle 37 hits it out of the park. Literally.
Nov 14, 2014   PlaceShakers
Greek orators, current solution-based efforts, and 25 photographs remind us of the central role of human opportunity in the urban environment.
Oct 1, 2014   The Huffington Post
James Rojas explains the importance of front porches in Latino-American communities.
Sep 11, 2014   Project for Public Spaces blog
Southwest Airlines joins Project for Public Spaces in an initiative to reactivate underused public spaces.
Apr 4, 2014   CNN Money - Fortune
By analyzing four public spaces using William H. Whyte's groundbreaking techniques for studying street life, a team of researchers led by Keith Hampton reached some surprising conclusions about how technology is changing our social interactions.
Jan 20, 2014   The New York Times
A study conducted by the Project for Public Spaces finds that New York's new CitiBike stations are a locus for more than just cycling. They provide wayfinding and street seating, serve as gathering places, and encourage random social interactions.
Dec 3, 2013   PPS Placemaking Blog
For far too long, the shaping of public spaces has been left to architects and urban planners, who plan from the top down. The most successful projects involve people directly in deciding how their public spaces will look, feel, and operate.
Apr 4, 2013   Shelterforce Magazine
Rather than succumb to the negative news surrounding Detroit's dire financial situation, businessman and booster Dan Gilbert is doubling down on his extensive investment in the city with an ambitious effort to enliven downtown's public spaces.
Mar 29, 2013   The Detroit News
In a compelling entry into the public dialog around placemaking, Project for Public Spaces argues that people, rather than merely places, create vibrancy in a community.
Mar 8, 2013   Sustainable Cities Collective
The Project for Public Spaces (PPS) has released the results of a new study aimed at understanding how to "get more healthy food into...communities through farmers markets."
Feb 25, 2013   PPS Placemaking Blog
Public markets and multi-purpose streets date back to the very origins of cities. Somehow, however, the last half of the twentieth century saw cities across America abandon these staples of urban life as the suburb, the automobile, and industrial food altered the trajectory of our national landscape and public health. Now, with the help of the Project for Public Spaces (PPS), what was old is becoming new again as communities across the country find creative ways to reinvigorate their environments and economies through placemaking projects. Exclusive
Aug 7, 2012  By Gary Toth