Eleven Principles for Creating Great Community Places

A useful article that outlines the eleven principles for creating great community places, which has been taken from the New York based Project for Public Spaces (click here)

The Project for Public Spaces also provide an overview of what exactly constitutes the idea of ‘placemaking’:

Placemaking IS:                                                                            

  • Community-driven
  • Visionary
  • Function before form
  • Adaptable
  • Inclusive
  • Focused on creating destinations
  • Flexible
  • Culturally aware
  • Ever changing
  • Multi-disciplinary
  • Transformative
  • Context-sensitive
  • Inspiring
  • Collaborative
  • Sociable

Placemaking ISN’T:

  • Imposed from above
  • Reactive
  • Design-driven
  • A blanket solution
  • Exclusionary
  • Monolithic development
  • Overly accommodating of the car
  • One-size-fits-all
  • Static
  • Discipline-driven
  • Privatized
  • One-dimensional
  • Dependent on regulatory controls
  • A cost/benefit analysis
  • Project-focused
  • A quick fix
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