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Thursday, March 15, 2007

Build Public Places

Placemaking for Communities Project for Public Spaces (PPS)

Too much of urban planning revolves exclusively around homes, malls and streets, and not enough thought goes into public spaces. The Project for Public Spaces (PPS) wants to change that.

You might ask, what are public spaces? PPS lists:Parks, Transportation, Civic Centers , Public Markets, Downtowns, Mixed-use Developments, Campuses, and Squares. Put another way, these public spaces are what make a community vibrant, interesting and livable. They are the soul of a city that fills out the skeleton of infrastructure.

Some of the highlights include their list of the 60 of the World's Great Places (all public spaces), training resources, and tons of examples of great public spaces.

If you're into Urban Design, Land Use Planning, or Community Development, you should be all over this site.

Let's give a big hand to EvenMe for the tip!

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