How to Turn a Place Around

How to Turn a Place Around

Project for Public Spaces, Inc.

How to Turn a Place Around is a two-day workshop designed for professionals and non-professionals who help shape towns and cities -- from highway engineers and real estate developers to community garden advocates and housing specialists. Based on PPS's 30 years of experience in Placemaking, and inspired by our popular book, "How to Turn a Place Around," the course shows step-by-step our unique approach to revitalization.

During the course, participants work in small teams to observe and analyze places in Greenwich Village, a thriving historic neighborhood that's evolved enormously in recent years. It provides ample examples of mixed-use buildings, residences and offices, and historic brownstones next to new developments, on varying scales. The sites will be used to illustrate complexities in making places, encourage a user's point of view, and provide insight into how public spaces function.

The registration fee covers two days of tuition, including a neighborhood tour, in-depth presentations and discussions, on-site evaluation, case studies, a copy of How to Turn a Place Around, and training support materials. Light lunch and refreshments will be provided on both Thursday and Friday. There is a reception Thursday evening (included) and we will make recommendations for dinner Friday night should you want to continue the discussion (not included in the fee).

Related Link: How to Turn a Place Around

For more information contact:

Kathleen Ziegenfuss
Project for Public Spaces, Inc.
700 Broadway, 4th Floor
New York
NY 10003

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

Posted September 21, 2005

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