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Placemaking in Wisconsin

According to the Project for Public Spaces, placemaking is “looking at, listening to, and asking questions of the people who live, work and play in a particular space, to discover their needs and aspirations.”

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

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look like this?
(Union Terrace, Madison)

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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The Principles of Placemaking can be used to transform this empty park in to a park that draws people to use it.