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Placemaking

The goal of this unit is to identify the public spaces that we have in our communities, assess what makes them great, and determine how to make them even better. Explore the driving question: How might we work together to improve our community spaces?

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Recommended Timeframe: 2-3 months

The goal of this unit is to identify the public spaces that we have in our communities, assess what makes them great, and determine how to make them even better. Placemaking is the process of collaboratively reinventing public spaces to make them more valuable to the community. In other words, how might we work together to improve our community spaces?

Key Topics

  • Plan and design a Placemaking Community Impact Project 
  • Map great places in your town
  • Analyze what makes a great place in terms of access, linkages, comfort, image, uses, activities, and sociability
  • Dream up a $500 Project to get your ideas flowing
  • Interview local residents about their ideas for placemaking projects
  • Practice prototyping ideas that are lighter, quicker, and faster
  • Unveil your ideas and make them happen