Priti Patel is a placemaking professional with over 13 years of experience managing numerous community driven projects ranging from parks, plazas, downtowns, waterfronts, and streets. Her work extends into a wide array of disciplines, all of which inform the process of translating place visions into design concepts and creative action plans. At Project for Public Spaces, Priti has led dozens of community engagement processes to catalyze neighborhood and district-wide improvements all over the country. She has spent many years researching public spaces across the world and strives to apply sustainable placemaking practices to strengthen the economic, cultural, ecological, and social fabric of communities.
Most recently, Priti has been involved in directing place management efforts at Five Points Plaza in the Historic West End, one of the few surviving historically Black networks of communities in Charlotte, NC, co-creating programming and activation concepts for public spaces in and around Market Square in San Antonio, TX, and facilitating placemaking trainings in Richardson, TX. Priti has a long track record of working alongside community partners, delivering short-term results that give way to long-term impact. Currently she is providing advisory services and thought leadership on various projects.
B.S. Environmental Planning and Design, Landscape Architecture, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey