Achieving Great Federal Public Spaces: A Property Manager's Guide is an invaluable book for property managers, developers, and anyone else who wants to evaluate and improve their lobbies, atriums, plazas, courtyards, and other public spaces.
Written and designed by Project for Public Spaces and the General Services Administration—the real estate arm of the US federal government—the book is both a hands-on resource with on-site exercises and a handy reference tool full of ideas and inspirations.
Since its publication in July 2007, Achieving Great Federal Public Spaces has been distributed to 1600 managers of federal properties across the United States.
"Achieving Great Federal Public Spaces represents a renewed commitment to the role our public spaces play in providing world-class workplaces and creating lasting symbols of government in their communities."
— David L. Winstead, Commissioner of the Public Buildings Service U.S. General Services Administration
"PPS has been so valuable to us because they are placemaking advocates as well as experts. They ask us "Why not?" at the same time they are able to show us "Here's how." While working on our new public space guide for federal properties, they helped us to shape a passionate case for what our public spaces should aspire to and they were able to call upon their deep well of experiences, tools, and case studies to demonstrate how our property managers could evaluate and improve their public spaces on their own."
— Frank Giblin, GSA, Good Neighbor Program