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Placemaking PPS_Hope Institute

  1. 1. Placemaking Creating the City of the FutureDecember 7th, 2010, Seoul
  2. 2. What if We Built our Communities around Places ? PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES
  3. 3. When you focus on a place, you do everything differently. PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES
  4. 4. It’s hard for people to realize that creating aplace is more important than design. ─ PPS PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES
  5. 5. Place-making is an incredibly complexart. When people talk glibly aboutsustainable communities, there are veryfew people that can actually make thathappen because it requires a lot of effort,it requires a lot of learning, it requires alot of experience. Prince Charles PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES
  6. 6. Wonderful, Transformative Times  An opportunity to fix and redefine cities around Local Values and Assets  The competition to build great cities around Authentic Destinations is the “New” Agenda  The new/old Development Strategy is around “Public” Destinations  Great Cities are more and more defined by their Neighborhoods  There is a growing interest in connecting Green with Place…or Placemaking with Sustainability PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES
  7. 7. Convergence PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES
  8. 8. “Converging Ideas around Place”“The blunt calculation by public officials that if they can’t make their downtowns and neighborhoods appealing, they can’t compete… all of these hinge on the deceptively simple challenge of creating places… that people intuitively like.”-- Governing Magazine PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES
  9. 9. Convergence of Movements Civil Society/ Community Democracy Building Public Health and Development & Community Livability Smart GrowthEnergy & EnvironmentalConsumption PLACES Sustainability Local FoodLocal Economies Systems Transportation Historic Preservation & Land Use PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES
  10. 10. Regions where Placemaking has Roots Singapore  Czech Republic  Mexico South Korea  Montenegro  Colombia Japan Argentina  Serbia  Hong Kong Chile  Kosovo  Australia  Croatia  Brazil New Zealand  Hungary  St Kitts/Nevis Canada  Poland  South Africa  Slovakia  Tanzania Netherlands Romania   Dubai Norway Bulgaria   Abu Dhabi UK/ Scotland  Georgia Italy  Armenia  Chicago  Houston Amsterdam  Los Angeles PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES
  11. 11. “Placemaking” is an overarching idea and a hands-on tool for improving a Neighborhood, City or Region. It has the potential to be one of the most transformative ideas of this century Metropolitan Planning Council - Chicago PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES
  12. 12. The Benefits of Place Nurtures a Sense of CommunityBuilds LocalEconomies Improves Safety and Security PLACE Enhances Accessibility Fosters Meaningful for All Interaction Draws a Diverse Population PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES
  13. 13. What is Placemaking? Placemaking is a dynamic human function: it is an act of liberation, of staking claim, and of beautification; it is true human empowerment. 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. PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES
  14. 14. Key AttributesWhat Makes a Great Place? Intangibles Measurements street life business ownership evening use property values volunteerism land-use patterns Fun retail sales Welcoming Cooperative Active Vital Neighborly Special Real sociability uses & activities PLACE access & linkages comfort & image Connected Safe Walkable Charm Clean Convenient Attractive Accessible Historic crime statstransit usage sanitation ratingpedestrian activity building conditions PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACESparking usage patterns environmental data
  15. 15. PPS Project AreasSquares Transportation DowntownsPublic Markets Waterfronts Civic CentersParks New Development Campuses
  16. 16. 35 Years of Placemaking 50 U.S. States, 7 Canadian Provinces 41 Countries 3000 Communities 2 Million visitors to our web sites (2009) 35,000 people get our electronic newsletter PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES
  17. 17. William H. (Holly) Whyte  The Organization Man,1956  The Exploding Metropolis, 1958  The Last Landscape, 1968  Plan for the City of New York, 1969  The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces, 1980  City: Rediscovering the Center, 1988 PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES
  18. 18. Blank walls are an end in themselves. They declare the supremacy of architecture over humanity, of a building over a person.Museum of Modern Art - NYC PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES
  19. 19. Benches are artifacts, the purpose of which is topunctuate architectural photographs. They are not sogood for sitting. PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES
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  22. 22. “What attracts people most it would appear,is other people.” PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES
  23. 23. One of the best things about water is the look andfeel of it…It’s not right to put water before people andthen keep them away from it. PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES
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  25. 25. If you want to seed a place with activity,put out food. PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES
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  29. 29. Creating a Great City – Some Uncommon Truths Develop/ lead demand with public destinations The value created by the public realm destinations will drive the success of the project. Place Capital as a primary focus to best achieve larger goals Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES
  30. 30. Current Projects - City Center, Las Vegas PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES
  31. 31. Waterfront Academy – What is PlacemakingStavanger, NorwaySeptember 16th 2010 PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES
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  33. 33. Creating a Great SquareAmsterdam Plein 40-45, HollandSeptember 21st, 2010 PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES
  34. 34. Burg. De Vlugtlaan City District Office Market area Shopping mallSlotermeerlaan 9 10 7 8 6 5 1 4 3 2 PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES
  35. 35. Placemaking ~Creating the Waterfront City of the Future Image to be addedDestination BayfrontCorpus Christi PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACESOctober 7, 2010
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  38. 38. SAADIYAT ISLAND, ABU DHABI, UAE
  39. 39. Abu Dhabi PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES
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  42. 42. Zone 1: Western Waterfront PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES
  43. 43. Destination 2
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  47. 47. Bridge Landing PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES
  48. 48. The Power of Ten City/Town 10+ major destinations/ districts Districts/ 10+ places Destinations 10+ things to do Place Layering of uses to create synergy (Triangulation) PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES
  49. 49. Singapore - 10 Sites PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES
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  51. 51. 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 PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES
  52. 52. NYC Destinations 1980 PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES
  53. 53. Power of 10 Destinations Today PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES
  54. 54. New York City Transformed:Rockefeller Center Times Square Bryant Park Union Square PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES
  55. 55. Times Square PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES
  56. 56. Festival with46th StreetCrossoverTimes Square PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES
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  59. 59. Rockefeller Center PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES
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  67. 67. Bryant Park PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES
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  72. 72. Union Square PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES
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  75. 75. Transformative Agendas Transportation that builds places and helps to create and connect destinations An Architecture of Place – disciplines transcend their roles beyond design and silos All destinations as multi-use with a broad public and community purpose Local and authentic retail, markets, and community centers PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES
  76. 76. PPS Program Areas andTransformative Agendas Program Areas: Transformative Agendas: • Transportation Building Community Through • Public Markets Transportation • Civic Centers • Parks Public Markets and Local • Downtowns Economies • Mixed-Use Developments Community Anchors / • Campuses Architecture of Place • Squares • Waterfronts Creating Public Multi-Use Destinations PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES

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