Residents, business owners, tribal leaders and city officials in Polson have been working together to combat large economic disparities and population fluctuations to improve Polson’s economic sustainability. This case study shows how, through a grassroots movement, this community is striving to “get in front of development” by building a culture of collaboration, being proactive, and planning based on citizens’ values and aspirations.
A Guide to Neighborhood Placemaking in Chicago is written for anyone who has a stake in the improvement of neighborhoods. It describes the process and steps for developing a Placemaking program and engaging citizens from the beginning of the project through its implementation- while also bringing in public, professional and technical resources in a supportive and creative way.
This is a guide for understanding who lives, works, and plays in your community, and how best to reach them. It is a helpful resource for identifying project leadership, partners, and participants for community projects.