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Placemaking

1000 Friends believes the Principles of Placemaking have the potential to transform underutilized public spaces into vibrant community centers where people congregate and add to the vitality of a community.

monona terrace

How do you make this…
(Monona Terrace, Madison)

union terrace

look like this?
(Union Terrace, Madison)

According to the Project for Public Spaces, placemaking capitalizes on a local community’s assets, inspiration, and potential, and it results in the creation of quality public spaces that contribute to people’s health, happiness, and well -being.

The task of placemaking is therefore to create a common vision of that place that is unique to its circumstances and people and then implement that vision using people-scale, cost-effective, doable improvements that can make an immediate impact.

1000 Friends believes the Principles of Placemaking have the potential to transform underutilized public spaces into vibrant community centers where people congregate and add to the vitality of a community.

We are working with communities in Wisconsin to implement these principles to improve the quality of life in those communities.

 

 

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