The character of a community can inspire civic pride as well as economic vitality. This Orton Family Foundation guide can be used to identify actions that could enhance your community’s distinctiveness and sustainability.
This white paper summarizes two decades of creative American Placemaking. It draws on original economic research and case studies of path-breaking initiatives in large and small cities, metropolitan to rural, as well as published accounts. It was produced in 2010 for The Mayors’ Institute on City Design, a leadership initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the United States Conference of Mayors and American Architectural Foundation.
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.