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Public Space, Park Space, And Racialized Space

Jan 27, 2020  · A sign from the 1930s advertising a "negro area" at segregated Shenandoah National Park. Courtesy of the National Park Service. Although these historical backgrounds illustrate how public parks might have been socially constructed as White space, it is important to note that public parks might be a fraction of the whole picture.

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10 Qualities of a Great Waterfront Destination - PPS

(52 years ago) Jan 01, 2009  · 10 Qualities of a Great Waterfront Destination. 1. Surrounding Buildings Enhance Public Space. Any building on the waterfront should boost activity in the public spaces around it. Ideally, there should be a mix of uses, with seamless interaction between inside and outdoors.

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David Engwicht - PPS

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Public Markets Program — Project for Public Spaces

(52 years ago) International Public Markets Conference. Since 1987, Project for Public Spaces has hosted 10 editions of the International Public Markets Conference, drawing together an international group of 400 leaders from all kinds of markets as well as strategic partners in the fields of public health, community development, food systems, and public policy.

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Riverwalk & Waterplace Park | Waterfronts

(52 years ago) Once covered by the "world's widest bridge," the Providence River downtown is now enlivened by year-round public art and cultural events, including the famed WaterFire installation. Built in 1994, Waterplace Park and Riverwalk are situated at the foot of the State Capitol hill. It was created by rerouting the Providence River and removing ...

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Norman Mintz | PPS

(52 years ago) Senior Fellow, Main Streets and Downtowns. [email protected]pps.org. One of the Main Street movement’s earliest pioneers, Norman Mintz has consulted on all matters of downtown revitalization providing technical assistance in areas of urban design, retail retention, organization and promotion. He works with communities and organizations of every size to ...

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Hunsicker's Grove - PPS

(52 years ago) The park was owned by the Hunsicker family who used it for their own but also rented it out for large parties, i.e. family reunions and local company picnics (local Deka company). The park was then sold to the County of Berks County Parks and Recreation Dept. as a public park and is now open to all. It should be recognized as a great space for ...

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Great Waterfronts of the World - PPS

(52 years ago) Jan 31, 2007  · Great Waterfronts of the World. A truly great urban waterfront is hard to come by. The PPS staff has examined more than 200 urban waterfronts around the world--cities on the sea (Hong Kong, Vancouver, Miami, Athens), rivertowns (London, Paris, Buenos Aires, Detroit), and sturdy lakefront burgs (Milwaukee, Chicago, Cleveland, Zurich).

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Monument Park at Parklawn Public Housing Development

(52 years ago) Monument Park is located within the Parklawn Public Housing Development in the City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Parklawn was originally constructed in 1936 and 1937 as part of the federal government's slum clearance and low-rent housing program administered by the Works Progress Administration.

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10 Benefits of Creating Good Public Spaces - PPS

(52 years ago) Jan 01, 2009  · 10 Benefits of Creating Good Public Spaces. 1. Support local economies: The River Market in Little Rock, Arkansas, a $4.4 million project that opened in 1996, has been a catalyst for over $500 million in new and proposed construction, including the Clinton Presidential Library. The market has doubled in size in three years, and is given credit ...

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Reflecting on Today's Market Trends - PPS

(52 years ago) At the first working session of the 9th International Public Markets Conference in Barcelona, participants discussed how public markets can stay relevant in today’s competitive marketplace. Because the success of a public market depends on its ability to remain flexible, as moderator and PPS Vice President Kelly Verel described, “market operators are often leading the charge on what is new ...

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Keeping the 'Public' in Public Spaces - PPS

(52 years ago) Oct 31, 2003  · Keeping the 'Public' in Public Spaces. Public spaces have always gone hand in hand with commerce. Markets, vendors, and retailers are essential components of many a great place. But when does vibrant economic activity cross the line and become crass commercialization- Everywhere we look people who manage parks and squares are struggling with ...

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Dr. Minnie Fells Johnson - pps.org

(52 years ago) Dec 31, 2008  · The restored Wright Stop Plaza is now a centerpiece of downtown reinvestment after sitting vacant for 20 years. Johnson has pursued social change since her student days in the early 1960s, when, as a member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, she participated in the Freedom Rides and sit-ins that confronted racial segregation in the South.

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Placemaking on Main Street: Revitalizing Rural Communities

(52 years ago) Aug 11, 2016  · Placemaking helps us unlock the power of place and intensify that sense of connectedness; it is a path to longer term economic transformation.”. In order to integrate placemaking into community revitalization efforts in rural America, The National Main Street Center (NMSC) and Project for Public Spaces formed a partnership in 2015.

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Old Deaf School Park, Topiary Garden - PPS

(52 years ago) The Topiary Garden, in downtown Columbus, is the site of a re-creation of Georges Seurat's famous Post-Impressionist painting--A Sunday afternoon on the Island of LaGrande Jatte--in sculpted evergreen topiary. It is the only topiary interpretation of a painting in existence. This landscape of "a painting of a landscape" includes 54 people ...

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Uncle Wilber Fountain - PPS

(52 years ago) The performance lasts for 6-8 minutes and occurs hourly between the months of May and September. Even on temperate days, the Uncle Wilber Fountain is overrun with children playing under its waterfalls or hopping among the geysers that erupt from the curbless foundation surrounding the platform. On any given day, it attracts around 2,000 people.

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How To Turn A Place Around: A New Edition of the Book that ...

(52 years ago) Feb 01, 2019  · A new edition of the book that started the placemaking movement. From its start, the driving force behind How To Turn A Place Around has been Project for Public Spaces co-founder Kathy Madden.Throughout her 40+ years at PPS, Kathy built up the research that provided the foundation for placemaking alongside co-founders Fred Kent and Steve Davies.

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Placemaking Program — Project for Public Spaces

(52 years ago) Nov 16, 2020  · shape public spaces. We believe that everyone has a right to participate in the improvement of the public spaces they use everyday and to benefit from those improvements. Building upon Project for Public Spaces’ forty-year history, our Placemaking program works to make this core belief a reality through partnerships, education, events ...

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Tony Hiss - PPS

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Little Free Libraries: Creating a Sense of Place One Front ...

(52 years ago) Little Free Libraries: Creating a Sense of Place One Front Yard at a Time. Juanita Metzger, co-organizer of Little Libraries of Kitchener Waterloo (LLKW) shows how a small wooden box filled with books and placed near sidewalks, transit stops, daycare centers and schools create a strong sense of place in a neighborhood or city. ‍In Kitchener ...

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Hunter's Point South | Sustainability & Resilience

(52 years ago) But beyond the park’s green spaces and views of the Manhattan skyline, it also blends recreation and resilience as part of NYC’s Sustainable Parks Plan. Hunter’s Point South was designed to accommodate storm surges through its system of tidal marshes and barriers—features that were put to an early test in the form of Hurricane Sandy.

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Planning, Designing and Maintaining Safer Parks: Introduction

(52 years ago) Planning, Designing and Maintaining Safer Parks was produced by Toronto Parks & Recreation as a tool to provide a better understanding of personal safety issues in parks and open spaces. It is hoped that with an increased understanding of personal safety issues, both parks staff and local citizens can work together to implement appropriate safety strategies.

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Furnishing Your Public Spaces - pps.org

(52 years ago) Jan 01, 2009  · Signs communicate a lot more than just directions. This guide features a seven-step process to developing or improving the signage in your public space.‍. The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually.

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What Makes a Neighborhood Great? - PPS

(52 years ago) Dec 31, 2008  · Through the years PPS has learned a number of key lessons about what sets apart a great neighborhood from a mediocre one, which are distilled into The Great Neighborhood Book.The key is having a number of good places within the neighborhood where people can go to relax, have fun, and see one another.

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The Benefits and Drawbacks of Master Planning - PPS

(52 years ago) Dec 31, 2008  · The Benefits and Drawbacks of Master Planning. Excerpted from Public Parks, Private Partners, published by Project for Public Spaces, 2000. Master plans are tangible and often visible statements of where the park is now, what it should be in the future and what is required to get there. While processes for developing them vary, master plans are ...

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Florida Avenue Market/D.C. Farmers Market

(52 years ago) The DC Farmers Market is a busy place, full of blue-collar folk looking for fresh vegetables and fish, as well as staples like chitterlings, pork rinds, and pigs feet. Most of the clientele are native Washingtonians, though it's notably different at A. Litteri, Inc., a terrific little Italian market situated on Morse Street, NE.

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Equitable Development During & After COVID-19: Five Takeaways

(52 years ago) Jun 12, 2020  · Equitable Development During & After COVID-19: Five Takeaways. “As we live through this unprecedented time, we’re learning that each of us is facing a different pandemic depending on our social, cultural, and economic backgrounds and identities.”. That’s how Nidhi Gulati, Senior Director of Programs & Projects at Project for Public ...

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9 Great Streets Around the World - PPS

(52 years ago) Why It Works Affectionately known as "The Main," it bisects Montreal down the middle, linking affluent residential neighborhoods to the north with the garment district, Little Italy, the Plateau district, Chinatown, Vieus (Old) Montreal, and the seaport. Fourteen distinct nationalities call The Main theirs. There are people w…

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Reinventing the Courthouse - PPS

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Tift Park | Parks - PPS

(52 years ago) Founded in 1908, Tift Park is the oldest park in Albany, Georgia. Once home to the Tift Park Zoo, after the animals were were relocated in 1975 to a more humane facility, the park was largely abandoned and forgotten by both the city and the community. In 2014, Friends of Tift Park was established with the mission to preserve, protect and ...

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Inclusive by Design: Laying a Foundation for Diversity in ...

(52 years ago) Jul 12, 2019  · Katherine Peinhardt and Nate Storring. This article is the third article in our four-part series, A Playbook for Inclusive Placemaking, produced in collaboration with Emily Manz of EMI Strategy. Read the first article on community process here, the second article on programming here, and the fourth article on public space management here.. What does it mean for a public space to be “well ...

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Place Des Vosges | Parks - PPS

(52 years ago) The streets were incredibly filthy, animals left their waste, respectable women would never be caught dead or alive in these streets. So this was the first time that someone had the idea of a public square where people could gather.--from Pariswalks, by Alison Landes & Sonia Landes Built in the 17th century, Place des Vosges is the oldest square in Paris.

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Six Trends in Placemaking & Active Transportation from ...

(52 years ago) May 06, 2021  · Shaylee Zaugg, a Project Manager at Project for Public Spaces, used a system of tags and cue cards to group Walk/Bike/Places sessions into six different tracks.. One of my favorite times of year is the moment that our call for proposals closes for Walk/Bike/Places, or another of our conferences.While I read through countless news sources every day to put together our weekly …

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Light, Quick, and Cheap: 5 Placemaking Projects That ...

(52 years ago) The Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper approach to placemaking involves making temporary and relatively inexpensive alterations to a public space. These projects can, and often do, get off the ground while more long-range projects grind through the lengthy development pipeline (as seen in the widely-discussed Under the Elevated plans in NYC). LQC interventions are often temporary and informal, and they ...

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Whom Does Design Really Serve? - PPS

(52 years ago) Oct 02, 2012  · Too often, attempts to start a meaningful discussion about the failure of so much of contemporary design to serve people are sidelined by architects' and designers' claims that what's really happening is the attacking of “good design” and contemporary aesthetics by the uninitiated. That is not the case. Aesthetics are subjective, but use is ...

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Staples Street Bus Station | Streets & Transportation

(52 years ago) The Staples Street station brings more passengers to the area, thereby encouraging economic activity. Inside, it provides enhanced passenger services, greater comfort, and a sense of safety and community among users and staff, as well as further opportunities for retail development. The Staples Street Bus Station was well-received throughout ...

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When "Stay at Home" Isn't an Option – Part 2: Homelessness ...

(52 years ago) test. Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

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Equity and Inclusion: Getting Down to the Heart of ... - PPS

(52 years ago) Equity and Inclusion: Getting Down to the Heart of Placemaking. “Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.”. — Jane Jacobs. Placemaking, a collaborative process by which we (residents, architects, activists, community leaders and planners alike) shape our ...

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Placemaking Pays Off: How a Green Space Advances Economic ...

(52 years ago) Dec 30, 2009  · Placemaking Pays Off: How a Green Space Advances Economic Development. Discovery Green has been credited with spurring much reinvestment downtown. Flickr photo by erion.shehaj. All too often Placemaking is viewed as a luxury, something nice but not essential to a project’s success. This is especially true in lean times like these, when every ...

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Curitiba Bus Rapid Transit System - PPS

(52 years ago) The Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system is a new, highly efficient mode of public transportation that has recently been adopted in Curitiba, a city of some 1.7 million people. In most instances, BRT buses are a faster mode of transportation than private automobiles. The organizational, structural, and technological advances of the BRT system are the ...

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The Case for Healthy Places | Publications — Project for ...

(52 years ago) The Case for Healthy Places is a free report of peer-reviewed research on healthy placemaking initiatives that offers evidence-based guidance, recommendations, and case studies for health institutions, community organizations, and other partners.. Produced with generous support from Kaiser Permanente and Anne T. and Robert Bass, this important study focuses on five key areas:

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Poblenou Superblock | Streets & Transportation

(52 years ago) The streets within each superblock have a reduced speed limit of 10 km/hr (roughly 6 mph), are one-way in a circular pattern leading back to the streets outside of the superblock, and are only open to local traffic. The reduction in the presence of cars, coupled with the addition of bike lanes, landscaping, seating, and play areas, has allowed ...

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Public Spaces in an Era of Climate Change - PPS

(52 years ago) Apr 22, 2018  · Creating equitable, accessible spaces that attract interactions between all members of a community feeds directly into the type of deep resilience so necessary in an era of climate change. For some communities, public space has taken on a new importance as they are forced to resettle due to rising waters or inhospitable conditions.

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Parque do Aterro do Flamengo - PPS

(52 years ago) It is an urban public park of 2 kilometers of extension Parque Brigadeiro Eduardo Gomes, popularly known as the Aterro or landfill, its 1.2 million m_ of lawns, flowering shrubs and trees are one of the loveliest and most important landscaping projects designed by Roberto Burle Marx. This park maybe be one of the more big urban modern parks in ...

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How a Road Diet Can Amplify the Impact of Placemaking

(52 years ago) Jan 31, 2020  · Jan 31, 2020. Road Diet. , Streets as Places. , Streets & Transportation. Every placemaking project is also a transportation project. Whether you’re improving a park, a plaza, a waterfront, or a public building, odds are that there is a street on one or more sides of your site—and that street can make or break your placemaking ambitions.

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The Movement for Youth-Led Placemaking Is Growing Up

(52 years ago) Sep 13, 2019  · In two short years, PPS has become even more committed to raising the bar for including youth—and community members of all ages, gender identities, sexual orientations, races and cultures—at every step of the placemaking process, from conception to design to management. Project for Public Spaces’ partnership with the National Building ...

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