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Placemaking: Making it Happen - Spring 2017

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Course Dates: May 10-12th, 2017

Course Location: 419 Lafayette Street Floor 7, New York NY 10003


PPS’s Placemaking: Making it Happen training is an intensive two and a half day course that builds on participants’ knowledge of Placemaking concepts and provides the tools to implement and manage Placemaking projects. Speakers include individuals who have direct, hands on experience in Placemaking across the country and many of the presentations will focus on recent success stories. The course will begin with an overview of Placemaking theories and methodologies, a description and interactive activity of Placemaking tools and techniques, and multiple presentations to provide participants with creative ideas for implementation and management of their placemaking projects.

Key issues that will be discussed in the Placemaking: Making it Happen training course include: Placemaking and agendas for transforming cities; Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper; key elements to public space implementation and management; tools and techniques to evaluate your public spaces; and architecture of place.

Placemaking: Making it Happen is geared toward professionals and students who have an understanding of Placemaking and are currently working on Placemaking projects either personally or professionally. The training presents an incredible opportunity to learn from professionals and network with other Placemakers. We encourage teams of professionals embarking on a new project to register as a group to maximize their collective impact on the implementation and management of Placemaking projects.


If you have any questions, please contact Juliet Kahne at: jkahne@pps.org


**This event is in partnership with the symposium "Making Sense of Place: Place Theory and Placemaking in Practice" taking place on Saturday, May 13th at Pratt Institute's Higgins Hall. Make sure to register and attend this 1-day symposium to discuss current theory and practices in placemaking brought to you by the Pratt Institute Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment. Guest speakers comprise of some of the most foremost thinkers and theorists on "place" and the leading practicioners of urban placemaking including Tim Cresswell, Setha Low, Sean Anderson, and, author of Becoming Places, Kim Dovey. Space is limited - early resgitration is recommended.

Again, the symposium will take place on Saturday, May 13th, the day after the PPS training finishes. Click on the symposium's Eventbrite Page to register.


*The deadline to apply for scholarships HAS PASSED: Monday, March 6th, 2017. We are currently in the process of reviewing applications, and will not be reaching out to any applicants before March 17th.

For scholarship questions, please email jkahne@pps.org . Please note that we only consider applicants that can demonstrate financial hardship.




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