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April 3, 2016, 9am PDT
The recent thaw in U.S. relations with Cuba, as well as President Obama's visit last month, have spurred conversations about Havana's future. Its public spaces are worn, but they're busy and well-designed.
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December 7, 2015, 11am PST
A new guidebook by the Montréal Urban Ecology Centre can help improve a critical part of the job for all planners.
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July 9, 2015, 6am PDT
Pushing back on a version of futurism that imagines cities as a collection of iconic structures devoid of people and interactions.
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April 25, 2015, 5am PDT
Southwest Airlines and the project for Public Spaces continue their partnership on the Heart of the Community program, awarding placemaking grants to six cities around the country.
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September 30, 2014, 7am PDT
Inspired by the Paris Plages temporary urban beach along the Seine, a temporary beach in a park in Downtown Detroit is inspiring the Motor City to rethink its public spaces.
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May 27, 2014, 5am PDT
Paris and New York City are two of the world's more successful pedestrian cities, with each boasting several kinds of data that show the predominance of alternative transportation. An article compares public space in each for lessons.
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April 21, 2014, 1pm PDT
A research team at MIT Urban Studies and Planning, led by Susan Silberberg, released a paper examining “the interactions between placemaking, community participation, and the expanding ways communities are collaborating to make great public places.”
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March 3, 2014, 11am PST
A recent article examines the ways New York City and Paris support large-scale pedestrian use and support the shared use of public space.
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October 24, 2013, 5am PDT
With the publication of a new paper, PPS is celebrating "an important occasion in the evolution of the Placemaking movement." Through 10 case studies, the paper argues for "the importance of Placemaking as a vital part of community-building."
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September 5, 2012, 7am PDT
The Project for Public Spaces (PPS), who have been working with UN-HABITAT on sustainable urbanization, describe why establishing public spaces can be even more important to improving the world's slums than providing power or clean water.
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June 29, 2012, 12pm PDT
Economist David Birch coined the term "gazelle" to refer to small businesses that double their size every four years. Charlie Gandy says these gazelles are incredibly useful when it comes to placemaking.
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June 19, 2012, 7am PDT
The Project for Public Spaces has compiled a "how-to" list for re-claiming your community's public spaces.
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March 14, 2012, 12pm PDT
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.
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February 8, 2012, 1pm PST
Gary Toth considers the damage to the quality of our streets and urban environments caused by the use of travel projection models and Levels of Service (LOS) as performance metrics.
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November 22, 2011, 2pm PST
Getting transportation professionals to think about including pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users is a key first step in creating great places and livable communities. Thank “complete streets” movement, which has taken the U.S. by storm.
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October 27, 2011, 12pm PDT
Creating livable streets starts at the grassroots level by gathering support from the community. Better Blocks Philly was a project that created temporary changes to streets, promoting the concept of the "complete street" for the residents.
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August 10, 2011, 6am PDT
Houston is leading the way in creating new public spaces. This article from The Project for Public Spaces looks at a few of the city's efforts.
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July 21, 2011, 2pm PDT
In a post at <em>Project for Public Spaces</em> a politician from Spokane, WA is quoted as saying the way municipal governments could spur job growth is by building public spaces where people want to live, work, shop and invest.
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March 11, 2011, 9am PST
The city of Baltimore has a new open space plan it thinks will lead the city to future growth that is smarter, more vibrant, and better overall for its residents.
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March 11, 2011, 6am PST
Birmingham, Alabama is creating a new system of open markets that will bring fresh foods as well as more social space for the city's residents.
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