How to Create Successful Places: a New Training Course in Placemaking

How to Create Successful Places: a New Training Course in Placemaking

Project for Public Spaces

NEW YORK, NY., Jan 31 - Project for Public Spaces, America's leading public spaces' nonprofit, announced a two new training course on their unique approach to creating great public spaces. The acclaimed two-day courses are to be held in New York City on April 25-26 and October 24-25, 2002.

Designed for professionals and non-professionals alike, the course titled "How to Turn a Place Around" is based on PPS's 25 years of experience in placemaking, and inspired by their best selling book, How to Turn a Place Around.

"The seminar reminded me of graduate school," said Susan Hines, Editor of ASLA's LAND Online. "Fascinating subject matter, witty teachers, interesting guest speakers, field trips, and cool people to hang with."

Based in New York, the course provides participants the opportunity to 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.

Project for Public Spaces (PPS) is a nonprofit planning and design company, founded in 1975 to continue the pioneering work of William H. Whyte (The Organization Man, The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces). Using observation, time-lapse filming and interviews, we have helped over 1,000 communities across the US design "people places," alive with vitality and commerce. To become learn more about PPS or to out about becoming a member, visit

Related Link: How to Turn a Place Around: A two-day training course creating great public spaces

For more information contact:

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

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

Posted January 31, 2002

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