So, You Want to Be a Placemaker

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So, You Want to Be a Placemaker

The field of placemaking is growing quickly, and now is the perfect time to explore your career options!

By PlacemakingUS

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Thursday, June 22 · 10 - 11:30am PDT



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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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This webinar is for anyone interested in pursuing a career in placemaking. A dynamic and emerging field, it can be challenging to find a role that highlights the intersecting skills, experience, and passions of those interested in making, preserving, and honoring public spaces. Learn strategies and tips for honing your job search from Carolyn Levine, AICP-C, an urban planner and founder of This Must Be The Place, a bi-weekly newsletter sharing opportunities for placemaking professionals, Hayden Harrison Plemmons, Senior Director, Organizational Operations at Downtown Denver Partnership and Carmen Mays, MPA, and urbanist and creative entrepreneur with over a decade of public sector experience.


Carolyn Levine, AICP-C, is a planner at Design Workshop in Denver, where her work focuses on placemaking and community-based planning. She specializes in trauma-informed engagement and designing equitable public spaces that contribute to the social-emotional health and well-being of residents. She is the founder of This Must Be The Place, a bi-weekly newsletter sharing opportunities for placemaking professionals. Carolyn has a BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology and a MS in Urban Placemaking and Management from Pratt Institute.

Hayden Harrison Plemmons is a people and culture professional who is passionate about cities and the people who build them. She is committed to creating economically vibrant downtown areas through developing relationships and organizational culture, with a "humans first, talent second" approach. As Senior Director of Organizational Operations at Downtown Denver Partnership, she brings extensive experience and knowledge to her work.

Carmen Mays, MPA is an urbanist and creative entrepreneur that believes in the balance of thought leadership and implementation. She affirms that all people have value, and each place holds invaluable stories. Carmen employs a place-based approach that facilitates agency and self-determination to develop blueprints that industry leaders successfully leverage. She has over a decade of public sector experience, with a significant portion of her career spent in community economic development at various local governments.

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PlacemakingUS is organized as a 501c(3) non-profit project of Social Environmental Entrepreneurs.