Placemaking and Phoenix

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Slides from a presentation to Arizona State University’s Barrett Honor College ‘Urban Experience’ orientation for freshman students. it was given at the ASU's Phoenix Urban Research Laboratory (PURL) campus on August 16, 2010.

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Placemaking and Phoenix

  1. 1. capturing the soul of a neighborhood. creating local identity. designing spaces through peoples’ eyes creating an environment that people gravitate to. embracing people, buildings, events, nature. storytelling creating spaces that serve the public. placemaking creating a sense of place and a place of sense taking back the public realm bringing people together creating character and meaning
  2. 2. yuriartibise policywonk:placemaker:writer web: yuriartibise.com email: yuri.artibise@gmail.com twitter: @yuriartibise
  3. 3. what is placemaking? making a public space a living place through: • the design of places, • the experiences they make possible, and • the consequences they have in our lives.
  4. 4. “ We are good at putting up buildings but we are bad at making places. “ - Bernard Hunt
  5. 5. from space to place
  6. 6. “ The more mobile we become as a society, the more we crave a sense of rootedness, community and belonging. Nan Ellin
  7. 7. placemaking is... people!
  8. 8. 6 elements of 1. mixed uses 2. successful streets successful 3. open space placemaking 4. urban scale 5. movement framework 6. sense of place
  9. 9. 1. mixed uses • -clusteredfood, retail, art, including activities health, recreation • providing well integrated facilities • establishmentto a village center of serve community • provides mutual support
  10. 10. 2. successful streets • shared spacesstrollers, cars... modes for multiple - walking, cycling, • pedestrian only spaces • responsive to adjacent land uses
  11. 11. 3. open space • safe, well overlooked open space and play areas • green is good • respect the established landscape setting
  12. 12. 4. urban scale • compact design • human scale • legible layout • public ground level uses
  13. 13. 5. movement framework • permeability - choice of routes • pedestrian networks - social, commercial, aesthetic experiences • public transport linkages
  14. 14. 6. sense of place • showcase local assets • public art • be authentic
  15. 15. anchors of place: #dtPHX • Roosevelt Row and Grand Ave - galleries and live music • Conspire - and other local businesses • Civic Space Park • Downtown Public Market/Royal Coffee • ASU
  16. 16. where to start? • attend events • volunteer • assignments • get out!
  17. 17. next steps • go and take a close look at your neighborhood • come back with stories. • share
  18. 18. resources • friends and classmates! • Downtown Voices Coalition • Downtown Phoenix Journal • CenPho.tv • Roosevelt Row • Local First Arizona
  19. 19. opportunities • Places, Spaces & Faces August 21 • Park(ing) Day September 17th • Grand Avenue Festival September 25
  20. 20. ponder... • Where do you spend your time? • Is there open space where you can just hang out? • Is there some history to talk about? • What are the places you care about? • What would you change?
  21. 21. yuriartibise policywonk:placemaker:writer web: yuriartibise.com email: yuri.artibise@gmail.com twitter: @yuriartibise
  22. 22. capturing the soul of a neighborhood. creating local identity. designing spaces through peoples’ eyes creating an environment that people gravitate to. embracing people, buildings, events, nature. storytelling creating spaces that serve the public. end taking back the public realm bringing people together creating character and meaning

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