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Placemaking

Blog post
March 10, 2021, 12pm PST

The human memory is so powerful that a place on pavement suddenly can trigger a stream of imagery from the distant past, or a meaningful story of something that once happened there. We should champion such keys to the context of a place.

Charles R. Wolfe
February 5, 2021, 5am PST
The State of Place blog is offering a pop quiz designed to help you diagnose the kind of post-2020 city-maker you are.
State of Place
December 14, 2020, 6am PST
The Boston Foundation's first Place Leadership Network process offers lessons in how to build place-based coalitions to advance the cause of equity.
Brookings
November 30, 2020, 10am PST
Everybody does, says Bill Fulton. Here's how to hone yours—and talk to people who you think don't have it.
Bill Fulton via Medium
Feature
October 18, 2020, 11am PDT
A San Francisco-based design studio describes the thought process behind an effort to push outdoor lighting design beyond the lowest common denominator allowed by bureaucracy and status quo thinking.
Nash Hurley
September 24, 2020, 11am PDT
The question of how the pandemic and all of its corresponding crises will alter the future of cities and planning has persisted since March. This article rightfully focuses those large, challenging questions of the Legacy Cities of the United States.
Economic Innovation Group
December 3, 2019, 9am PST
Looking to boost awareness of the special charms of your unique city? Look for chances to leverage placemaking when place marketing.
Forbes
November 26, 2019, 12pm PST
Brookings has collected a year of data on an experiment it calls "transformative placemaking," with case studies from up and down the East Coast.
Brookings
November 21, 2019, 6am PST
A closer marriage between planning and landscape architecture would mean strong connections between the processes of policy making and place making.
ASLA The Dirt
September 4, 2019, 11am PDT
Janet Marie Smith, famous for helping plan Camden Yards in Baltimore, discusses how Dodger Stadium's 'new front door' will optimize transit and pedestrian access while preserving the field's historic character and sweeping 'postcard views.'
The Planning Report
August 14, 2019, 10am PDT
In July, a local nonprofit closed down an entire street in the Ohio City neighborhood of Cleveland for a placemaking experiment that had to be partially dismantled before the three-month duration of the program was complete.
The Plain Dealer
July 28, 2019, 5am PDT
Urban strategist Michele Reeves writes about the of third places importance in the urban fabric.
UrbDeZine
April 3, 2019, 6am PDT
Pete Buttigieg, in his eighth and final year as mayor of South Bend, Indiana, a formerly shrinking Rust Belt city, is on a roll in his bid to capture the Democratic nomination to challenge President Trump next year. The Indy Star looks at his record.
The Indianapolis Star
March 24, 2019, 11am PDT
How can a three-day design workshop make a difference? Be a strong local partner able to convene community. Rob Steuteville at CNU Public Square shares lessons learned.
CNU Public Square
Blog post
February 13, 2019, 2pm PST
A recent book brings a common sense framework to historic preservation debates.
Charles R. Wolfe
October 30, 2018, 2pm PDT
Charles Wolfe calls attention to similarities between contemporary urbanism and yesterday's debunked utopias. The two may differ in substance, but both tend toward a certain level of dogma that isn't necessarily helpful on the ground.
Public Square: A CNU Journal
August 7, 2018, 1pm PDT
Chuck Wolfe reflects on his rapidly changing hometown, arguing that Seattle’s signature location and setting—however rearranged by the regrades of the past, Freeway Park, or a pending James Corner-led waterfront remake—remains for all to see.
Crosscut
January 15, 2018, 6am PST
Surveying the public discussion for answers about how to make sense of placemaking.
Arch Daily
December 21, 2017, 6am PST
The Project for Public Spaces recently released a new report titled "The Case for Healthy Places: Improving Health through Placemaking."
Project For Public Spaces
October 14, 2017, 9am PDT
Suburban areas looking to improve public places can try following this advice.
Build a Better Burb