In Chicago, PPS recently teamed up with the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) to provide training to both local officials and community leaders focusing on community-led Placemaking initiatives, and to assist them in setting up a Placemaking campaign for the city. The partnership includes the recently-published Guide to Placemaking in Chicago, which provides basic training on Placemaking at a local level and highlights specific examples of citizen-led Placemaking in the city that has already led to sweeping improvements on local streets and in neighborhoods. The book also guides communities in evaluating their public spaces and provides a framework to engage local businesses and government in helping implement improvements.
The partnership also included two days of training, for both city officials and community activists alike.
For more information on the Chicago campaign and to download a free copy of A Guide to Placemaking Chicago, visit www.placemakingchicago.com
- The Social Life of Our Urban Spaces [The Gapers Block]
- Project Experience: Placemaking Chicago [PPS.org]