For decades, we have been building transportation through communities, rather than creating communities through transportation. Streets designed only to move cars can work so much harder. They can certainly carry more people by more modes of transportation—but they can also become great places in their own right.
On April 22nd, Milwaukee was announced as one of the six 2015 Heart of the Community cities. Over the next six months, the local project team and PPS used “Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper” (LQC) Placemaking principles to ensure that the The Spot 4MKE continued to be a collaborative, inclusive, and community-led project.
The Foro Lindbergh section of Parque México has always been an important place for the Condesa neighborhood. When disaster struck on the afternoon of September 19th, residents gathered there almost immediately, not only because it is centrally located and it feels safe, but also because it is a space to which they already felt a strong connection.