Placemaking is a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces.
“What attracts people most, it would appear, is other people,” —William H. Whyte, urban planning visionary
“Placemaking capitalizes on a local community’s assets, inspiration, and potential, with the intention of creating public spaces that promote people’s health, happiness, and well being.“—Wikipedia
Get involved with Placemaking Week, a week-long global gathering of placemakers that emphasizes hands-on learning and innovative social events, while leaving behind a public space legacy in host cities.
Learn about desire paths, great venues for placemaking. Desire paths are path created by regular use by people on foot or on bicycles and they emerge as shortcuts where already-constructed routes take a longer, more circuitous path, or there’s a gap in the route, or a route doesn’t exist.