How to Turn a Place Around - A two day training course in New York City

How to Turn a Place Around - A two day training course in New York City

Project for Public Spaces

The Course is designed for professionals who help plan towns and cities - from highway engineers and real estate developers to community garden advocates and housing specialists. Based on PPS's 25 years of experience in placemaking, and inspired by our popular book, How to Turn a Place Around, the course shows participants our unique approach to revitalization.

Enrollment is limited to 40 participants, in order to promote a deep understanding of what makes public spaces function and of PPS's innovative methods for analyzing them. During the course, participants work in small teams to observe and analyze places in Greenwich Village and Union Square that illustrate pertinent issues, give insights and encourage them to see the sites from a user's point of view.

Participants will learn:

- What makes a great public space

- Economic and social benefits of public spaces

- Good practices ... and bad

- Tools, methods and techniques for analysis

- How to involve the community

- Creating designs that work

Related Link: Project for Public Spaces

For more information contact:

Harriet Festing
Project for Public Spaces
153 Waverly Place, 4th Floor
New York
NY 10014-3872

Phone: 212 620 5660
Fax: 212 620 3821
Email: [email protected]

Posted August 2, 2001

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