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With community-based participation at its center, an effective Placemaking process capitalizes on a local community's assets, inspiration, and potential, and it results in the creation of quality public spaces that contribute to people's health, happiness, and well being.

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The place diagram // Successful places share the following four qualities: they are accessible; people are engaged in activities there; the space is comfortable and has a good image; and finally, it is a sociable place: one where people meet each other and take people when they come to visit.

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Urban Lounge

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Collaborative, Creative Placemaking: Good Public Art Depends on Good Public Spaces - Project for Public Spaces

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off-ground, un élément de jeu et de repos pour l'espace public

Steel pipes and rejected fire hoses, make alternative seating/playing elements for public space. Visit the boards >>

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Ethan Kent of Project for Public Spaces explores how breaking down silos and leading with people and place can help make our cities more innovative.

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“Urban Reef” wins Robson Redux 2014 in downtown Vancouver, Canada

The design of Urban Reef folds these two ideas together while responding to the specific qualities of the site, creating a public sculpture and armature for socializing and performance. Through the activity that Urban Reef generates, from street performance to casual chance encounters, the project’s goal was to connect people to one another and to the space in a new way

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2014 BOY Winner: Lobby

Seating in the lobby at 888 Brannan St, San Francisco. Click image for full profile and visit the boards >>

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