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.
Sep 30, 2014 Project For Public Spaces
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.
May 27, 2014 Project For Public Spaces
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.”
Apr 21, 2014 Project For Public Spaces
A recent article examines the ways New York City and Paris support large-scale pedestrian use and support the shared use of public space.
Mar 3, 2014 Project For Public Spaces
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."
Oct 24, 2013 Project For Public Spaces
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.
Sep 5, 2012 Project For Public Spaces
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.
Jun 29, 2012 Project For Public Spaces
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
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
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.
Feb 8, 2012 Project For Public Spaces