Project for Public Spaces invites you to its popular “How to Create Successful Public Markets” workshop on May 11-12, 2006 and “How to Turn a Place Around” workshop on May 4-5, 2006 in New York City.
HOW TO CREATE SUCCESSFUL MARKETS
Is a two-day workshop led by our own public market experts Steve Davies and David O’Neil. Cities and towns across the US are rediscovering the benefits of public markets.
At this workshop, you will:
Learn how to start a market in your neighborhood or town; look at case studies and explore the market planning process, including goal-setting, concept development, economic feasibility, management, site selection and design; visit and analyze some of New York’s most famous markets — both indoor and outdoor; and meet other folks from around the country working on a variety of public market projects.
The registration fee covers two days of tuition, including tours, in-depth presentations and discussions, on-site evaluation, case studies, and training support materials. Light lunch and refreshments will be provided on both Thursday and Friday. There is a reception Thursday evening (included) and an optional dinner Friday night (please note, the dinner is not included in the fee.)
Sign up now and join a small, dynamic group of people which in past workshops has included mayors, planning officials, community development officials, neighborhood organizers and market sponsors.
About the instructors:
STEVE DAVIES, as senior vice president of PPS, has directed nearly 500 major projects in the U.S and abroad and is sought out as one of the foremost thought leaders in public markets. He oversees the activities of PPS’s Public Market Program, where he currently works on a multi-million dollar grant-making and policy initiative for public markets and farmers markets with the Ford Foundation and W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
A specialist in all phases of market development, DAVID O’NEIL has worked on over 200 market projects around the world and has directed four international public market conferences, the most recent in October, 2005 in Washington DC. David recently published “Reading Terminal Market: An Illustrated History,” a beautifully illustrated narrative about one of the country’s largest public markets located in Philadelphia, PA.
For more information about the workshop, or to register online now, go to http://www.pps.org/info/ppsnews/markets_training_course
For additional inquiries, please contact Chris Heitmann at 212-620-5660.
HOW TO TURN A PLACE AROUND
How to Turn a Place Around is a two-day workshop designed for professionals and non-professionals who help shape towns and cities — from highway engineers and real estate developers to community garden advocates and housing specialists. Based on PPS’s 30 years of experience in Placemaking, and inspired by our popular book, “How to Turn a Place Around,” the course shows step-by-step our unique approach to revitalization.
During the course, participants will spend two days exploring the principles of making places through walking tours, presentations, case studies, PPS’s Place Performance Evaluation Game, and the close examination of several contrasting neighborhoods. The sites will be used to illustrate complexities in making places, encourage a user’s point of view, and to provide insight into how public spaces function.
The registration fee covers two days of tuition, including a neighborhood tour, in-depth presentations and discussions, on-site evaluation, case studies, a copy of How to Turn a Place Around, and training support materials. Light lunch and refreshments will be provided on both Thursday and Friday. There is a reception Thursday evening (included) and we will make recommendations for dinner Friday night should you want to continue the discussion (not included in the fee).