Place is everywhere. Where you shop, where you walk, where you chat with a friend on a corner, the design and function of places affects our daily lives as we interact with public spaces. Placemaking facilitates these activities and connections (cultural, economic, social, and ecological) that define a place and support its ongoing evolution.
Along with creating extraordinary public spaces, PPS also trains a variety of people every year from all over the world through our three experiential courses and guided tours. Join us in at our offices in New York where you will have the opportunity to learn from experienced Placemaking professionals and network with other emerging zealous nuts. Or, if another topic strikes your fancy, you can work with us to develop a customized training program focused around specific issues in your community or organization.
Click here to submit an application for a scholarship for the Spring 2014 trainings.
APRIL 9-11, 2014 | NEW YORK CITY
Placemaking pros unite! Bring your spaces from ordinary to extraordinary with this intensive two and a half-day training where you will learn from professionals at PPS and network with other placemakers from around the world. See first hand the Power of 10 at Bryant Park, evaluate Astor Place with our tools and techniques, and learn how to turn the design process upside down to get it right side up.
MAY 1-2, 2014 | NEW YORK CITY
Is your city making the most of its streets? Would you like to learn how to communicate with transportation engineers? Are you trying to integrate Placemaking into your transportation policies? Join us in New York City where dozens of transportation projects have created the ultimate laboratory of innovation in progressive street design and see first hand through our interactive exercises and walking tours how streets are places, too!
JUNE 6-7, 2014 | NEW YORK CITY
Great cities have great markets, and nowhere is the vibrancy of public markets more apparent than in New York – a city rich in cultures, food, festivals, music, and street life. Learn how to create or grow a thriving public market in your city from the experts at PPS and join us on a day-long tour exploring the variety of markets New York has to offer, from the historic Essex Street Market to Brooklyn Flea, to the Union Square Greenmarket – a once deteriorating public square – now home to the city’s best open-air farmer’s market drawing more than 60,000 shoppers on a hot summer’s day.