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“Making it Happen” Again: Announcing PPS’s Summer 2016 Placemaking Training

May 4, 2016
Jan 8, 2018

With placemaking catching on like never before, we knew that our Spring “Placemaking: Making it Happen” training would be popular— but just how popular it was truly took us by surprise. Our bi-annual placemaking training sold-out over four months in advance! Due to this high demand and a growing waiting list, we are happy to announce that we will be offering the same training in the summer on June 8th-10th, 2016 at PPS’s offices in NYC.

The “Placemaking: Making it Happen” training consists of an intensive two-and-a-half day course that builds on participants’ knowledge of Placemaking concepts, and provides the tools to implement and manage individual projects. It is mainly geared toward professionals and students who have an understanding of Placemaking and are currently working on projects either personally or professionally, however it is open to anyone who has a general interest in Placemaking.

The goal of the course is to provide participants with creative ideas for implementation and management of their placemaking projects. Over three days in a group of just under 30, we present and discuss the definitions, concepts, methodologies, and implementations of placemaking and related projects, visit multiple sites around New York City to analyze public spaces using a range of our place analysis tools and techniques, and learn from experienced professionals.

The “Making it Happen” trainings not only offer participants with valuable hands-on experience with PPS’s observation and evaluation tools, as well as an abundance of information and inspiration from placemaking successes, but they also provide an opportunity to meet and work with other planners, advocates, developers, architects, and local change agents who are facing similar challenges in cities around the world.

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. We hope that you can come join us to learn more about this growing movement, and how to take ideas and knowledge to your own cities and communities.

Don’t miss out! To find out more about the training, and to register, please visit our Eventbrite page for more details.

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