Placemaking in Action Archive

Innovative Placemaking: ULI’s Urban Open Space Award

Just about everyone is becoming involved in placemaking projects including folks in the land use and real estate development arena.    And to showcase some of these amazing projects, the Urban Land Institute (ULI) created the Urban Open Space Award,...

The Before and After – Part 3

The National Association REALTORS® encourages our state and local REALTOR® Associations to partner with others to make their communities better places to live and work.   Our Placemaking Micro-grant is available to our REALTOR® Associations to help fund local placemaking...
September 9, 2015

Nominate Your Favorite Plazas and Parks

Many of our REALTOR® Associations have received NAR’s Placemaking Micro-grant to help fund the creation of a vibrant public place in their community.    Perhaps these places have now become a favorite place to go.   If so, get it...
September 2, 2015

Theatre in the Garden

We get many Placemaking Micro-grant applications for community gardens.   We do consider community gardens to be a placemaking project assuming that they will be multi-functional gardens so that the whole community can have a place to gather and enjoy...

Green Placemaking

We all know Placemaking is a great way to create vibrant public places for the community to gather but did you know it can also help to manage Federal, state and local environmental requirements. Paved, vacant lots in urban...

Vacation Break: Placemaking Sightseeing

Spaces to Places is on hiatus this week as I hit the trails – literally  –  in Montana where there is plenty of placemaking happening including a variety of recreational trails and natural playgrounds.    From Mother Nature’s awe inspiring...

“El Spaces” into Public Spaces

Placemaking projects can be big or small but no matter what their size the ones that I think make the biggest difference to the community is how they transform an unused, unsafe, unwelcoming space into a vibrant, fun, safe...

Walking on Water

I am a member of IEDC (International Economic Development Council).   IEDC has started to recognize placemaking as a way to help revitalize communities and to advance the economic development of an area. In a recent issue of ED |...

Every Day a Picnic: Pop-up Parks

I am a member of IEDC (International Economic Development Council).   IEDC has started to recognize placemaking as a way to help revitalize communities and to advance the economic development of an area. In a recent issue of ED |...

The Before and After – Part 2

The National Association REALTORS® encourages our state and local REALTOR® Associations to partner with others to make their communities better places to live and work.   Our Placemaking Micro-grant is available to our REALTOR® Associations to help fund local placemaking...