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11th International Public Markets Conference
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For over 30 years, the International Public Markets Conference has brought together market leaders and strategic partners from around the globe.
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Apply to Host Placemaking Week 2024!
We're looking for a host city for our next Placemaking Week conference in 2024! The event is a global gathering of placemakers that emphasizes hands-on learning and innovative social events. Apply by, Friday, March 31.
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Placemaking Week 2024
Training: Places of Social Inclusion
In this two-day crash course, we offer an overview of how the mental health and housing crises play out in public space, and how placemakers can partner with social service providers to contribute to more inclusive places and fairer cities. Registration is closed.
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Woodruff Park, Atlanta, GA — Movie night
Community Placemaking Grants
Our grants program enable local partners to transform underperforming public spaces and co-create new ones that serve historically marginalized communities.
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Woodruff Park, Atlanta, GA — Movie night
How to Turn a Place Around — Inside look
How to Turn a Place Around
A Placemaking Handbook

Now available for purchase through, in support of your local bookstore, and internationally through Amazon.
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2022 Annual Report
We are excited to announce the release of our 2022 annual report! Project for Public Spaces had a jam-packed year of helping people create a world of community-powered public spaces.
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PPS 2022 at a Glance
Master's Program in Urban Placemaking and Management
Learn an integrated approach to public space design, programming, and management through Pratt Institute's Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment.
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Master's Program in Urban Placemaking and Management at Pratt Institute — Rendering
Our Top 5 Articles of 2022
Our top five articles of 2022 reflect some of Project for Public Spaces’ key achievements this year and highlight a deepening interest in the concept of the "15-minute city" in response to the uncertain future of downtowns.
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Our Top 10 Articles of 2021 — Collage
Woodruff Park, Atlanta, GA — After
Places with Purpose: Achieving Social Impact in Public Space
Webinar: April 4, 2022

Join us to learn about how and why companies, foundations, and philanthropists are turning to public space to achieve their social impact goals.
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Market Cities Program
Working in partnership with HealthBridge Foundation of Canada and Slow Food International, the Market Cities Initiative aims to accelerate the adoption of regional policy, governance, and investment strategies to help entire public market networks thrive.
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Market CIties Program — Market Photo
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Walk/Bike/Places: Learn more and register!
The premier conference in North America for walking, bicycling, and placemaking professionals from the public and private sectors.
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We're hiring!
Now Hiring! Finance & Operations Manager
Project for Public Spaces is inviting applications for a full-time Finance & Operations Manager to join our remote team.
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Imagine a world where everyone has the opportunity to shape public space.
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