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
The Project for Public Spaces has compiled a "how-to" list for re-claiming your community's public spaces.
Jun 19, 2012 Project For Public Spaces
In his "Dream City" column, Will Doig looks at the attributes making tactical urbanism the hot revitalization trend for municipal authorities across the country.
Jun 18, 2012 Salon.com
Planning to rent a movie this weekend? Before you do, check out the list of "Ten Great Movies for Placemakers" gathered by the folks at the Project for Public Spaces.
Apr 28, 2012 PPS: Placemaking Blog
Fred Kent, of the Project for Public Spaces, wades into the debate over architecture and design criticism with an affirmation of the importance of place, buttressing his argument with five successful contemporary buildings, and a Hall of Shame.
Mar 14, 2012 Project For Public Spaces
The results of our crowdsourcing project, in collaboration with the Project for Public Spaces, reveal not an objective Top 100 but instead a handful of communities passionate about their own local public spaces. Exclusive
Oct 27, 2011 By
Planetizen and Project for Public Spaces want you to help us determine the best public spaces in the United States and Canada. Add your favorites to our list, and vote for other submissions to move them up in the rankings. The results will be published on October 20th, 2011. Exclusive
Sep 15, 2011 By
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.
Apr 21, 2011 Project for Public Spaces blog
The Project for Public Spaces has begun to publicize improvements it has made to main streets across the country with a new web feature, reports Kaid Benfield.
Jul 9, 2010 Sustainable Cities Collective
A group of planners and designers recently headed out to audit Petrossian Square in Manhattan, carefully observing how people use the space.
Jun 2, 2010 Planning Commissioners Journal