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With community-based participation at its center, an effective Placemaking process 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.

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from laud8 -landscape architecture+urban design

Plaza de Dalí -Madrid

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from Yuri Artibise

What is Placemaking? - Yurbanism

Placemaking is “creating a sense of place and a place of sense”

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from Inhabitat

The Cascade Project Transforms Disused Staircase into Inspiring Urban Space for Hong Kong Residents

The Cascade Project Transforms Disused Staircase into Inspiring Urban Space for Hong Kong Residents | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

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The Sidewalk Ballet: Project for Public Spaces VP Ethan Kent's Address to University of Oklahoma's 2013 Placemaking Conference

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from SLOW STREETS

Embrace Commerce to Unleash the Full Potential of Public Spaces

PPS Placemaking Chart - Embrace Commerce to Unleash the Full Potential of Public Spaces

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from Inhabitat

Giant Rainbow Hued Umbrellas Pop Up in Spain!

The Centro Abierto de Actividades Ciudadanas (CAAC) project in Córdoba, Spain. Click image to enlarge & visit the Slow Ottawa 'Plaza' board for more people-friendly public spaces.

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"If you plan cities for cars and traffic, you get cars and traffic. If you plan…

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”Parklet’s” are a small urban space which can be considered parks. Usually located in regular vehicle parking spots in strategically placed high pedestrian zones. Their intention is to reclaim green and public spaces for the citizens of cities.

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