San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Fred Kent is a leading authority on revitalizing city spaces and one of the foremost thinkers in livability, smart growth and the future of the city.
Project for Public Spaces (PPS) is a nonprofit planning, design and educational organization dedicated to helping people create and sustain public spaces that build stronger communities. Its pioneering Placemaking approach helps citizens transform their public spaces into vital places that highlight local assets, spur rejuvenation and serve common needs. PPS was founded in 1975 and has completed projects in over 2,500 communities in 40 countries and all 50 US states. In its broadest application, Placemaking is a catalyst for building healthy, sustainable and economically viable cities of the future.
“Nationwide librarians are developing a community center model where visitors can do everything from drink their latte and do yoga, to speed dating and tax preparation – all while getting closer to books.” – The Christian Science Monitor
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Los Altos Forward
Los Altos Forward’s mission is to promote community vibrancy in downtown Los Altos, to facilitate Los Altos First Fridays and to facilitate Los Altos Community Conversations. Los Altos Forward is a project of the Los Altos Community Foundation. www.losaltosforward.org