Pps presentation for community matters workshop in newport vermont
What If We Built Newport City Around Places? Creating Great Communities through PlacemakingCommunityMatters WorkshopNewport, VT
38 years of Placemaking 50 U.S. States, 40 Countries 2500+ Communities 3 Million annual web visitors 37,000 people get our electronic newsletter
We shape our public spaces, thereafterour public spaces shape us. –adapted from Winston Churchill Contrasting 1
“Lowly, unpurposeful andrandom as they may appear,sidewalk contacts are the smallchange from which a city’swealth of public life maygrow”. ─ Jane Jacobs
When you focus on creating a “place,” you do everything differently.
If you plan for cars and traffic…you get more cars and traffic.
If you plan for people and places…you get more people and places.
A study of three generations of 9 year oldsfound that over a recent 20 year period, theradius around the home that children wereallowed to play had sunken almost 90%. Richard Louv
SOCIABILITY: The Power of 10 2. Window 3. Learn about 5. Walk1. Read the paper shopping for books upcoming events 4. Go inside! 10. Have a conversation 6. Sit and relax 7. Read someone 8. Take a break 9. Pet a dog else’s book from a bike ride
What is Placemaking? Placemaking is turning a neighborhood, town or city from a place you can’t wait to get through to one you never want to leave. Placemaking is the creation of a built environment that creates community, stimulates interaction, encourages entrepreneurship, fosters innovation and nurtures humanity.
What is Placemaking? Placemaking is creating for everybody. The seed of democracy. Placemaking is the process of giving space a story that is shared by many.
Inner HarborFlexible LawnSkyWay Swing ParkArtist Designed SwingsPicnic TablesPublic ArtBike CenterRental, Repair, RetailPicnic LawnPicnic Tables & AdirondackChairsGamesArts and Crafts TrailersFlexible Event SpaceStageLiberty PoleDog ParkUrban AgricultureDemonstrationBio-Intensive FarmEducational Center
Inner HarborNaval Park & Commercial SlipVeterans’s WalkGateway Landmark and SignageFloating DocsUplighting of BoatsNaval Museum & HangarBistro with Dockside SeatingBoat BuildingCommunity RoomBoardwalkMilitary MusicColorful Flags and BannersLight and Sound ShowFood ConcessionsCommercial SlipHighlight HistoryRestroomsBoatbuildingAccess to Water and Historic BoatsHands on Education on Aquatic Life
Planning is no substitute for Placemaking: Inventory your assets and resources and then build on them Leverage community partnerships and grassroots support Consider what you want your city or town to be known for in the future. Create great places
Some Key Principles…• People attract people attract people.• When you focus on place, you do everything differently.• It takes many disciplines and skills to create a place.• It takes a place to create a community, and a community to create a place.• Amenities that make a place comfortable are critical.• You can’t know what you are going to end up with.• Each place has its own identity.• You can’t have anything less than excellence• You have to have zealous nuts.