The Placemaking Roundup
Brief videos of PLC member presentations at the meetings in Detroit and Pittsburgh. These presentations showcase the exciting and diverse types of work PLC members are engaged in around the world, and should serve as inspiration to communities everywhere.
“Connecting Detroit’s Assets through Strategic Placemaking” – Rip Rapson, president of the The Kresge Foundation, gave an opening address that highlighted the reason we had chosen the Motor City for the first Council meeting. It is here, as Rip explains, that Placemaking is taking off, perhaps for the first time, as a transformational strategy not just for a single space or even a district, but for an entire city and region.
Peter Smith, CEO (City Manager) of Adelaide, South Australia, prepared this video for the PLC to showcase his government’s innovative “Place-Led” approach to managing the city.
An Introduction to the PLC (Video)
Get to know the Placemaking Leadership Council through voices from the inaugural meeting in Detroit. To explore these topics in more detail, you can read the full Detroit report.
PLC Meeting Reports
Shaping a Placemaking Movement: the Report from Pittsburgh
Creating a Common Agenda for Placemaking: the View from Detroit
PLC Blog Coverage
The Placemaking Funders Forum, a program of the PLC, recently met for the second time. Check out the list of organizations and their groundbreaking Placemaking-focused grant programs.
Learn about recent PLC member efforts on the ground in communities around the world.
A review of innovative approaches to activating vacant lots. Ideas were sourced from a conversation on the PLC’s private LinkedIn forum.
Announcing The Kresge Foundation’s new support of the PLC, and highlighting the organization’s recent commitments to Placemaking.
Even though—or because—members of the PLC represent vastly different organizations and interests, Placemaking is the common strategy that is fueling even the most unlikely of collaborations and public/private partnerships. These partnerships were the focus of the second of two plenary sessions in Pittsburgh, entitled Why Placemaking Matters: Making the Case & Building a Base.
Recent PLC Newsletters
Ideas Ripe for Scaling Up: Inspiring Videos, LQC Resource Center, Small Town Placemaking, and More! (May/June 2015)