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  • Triangulation is the concept of clustering activities together to createa busy, dynamic place for many different types of people at differenttimes of day. For example, movable seating “triangulates” with a pond,toy sailboats, and a cafe to create a very full experience in one area ofCentral Park. In Luxembourg Gardens, the combination of a puppettheatre, carousel, café, bocce court, and basketball court around achildren’s play area makes a very exciting destination for all ages. Alibrary next to a reading garden and a laundromat will be a far busierplace than any one of those uses by itself. One test of how well a placetriangulates is to evaluate how long the typical person stays there. Ifmost people stay in a public place for an hour, then what more couldbe layered on to lengthen that visit to three or four hours? Anotherindicator is how many different age groups use a place. If it is onlypeople between 18 and 30, then what other activities could attract thoseyounger and older?
  • Gabriels Wharf was a derelict site with a blank factory wall and a great view of the Thames. Developers Coin Street Community Builders briefed USM to exploit the site short-term potential by designing, building and managing a scheme that would pay for itself in no more than four years, prior to eventual redevelopment, and at the same time fit in with their wider aims for co–operative housing.USM solution was a mix of retail craft workshops, pub and riverside restaurants, performance space, weekend market and low-cost promotion. Construction cost had to be low, yet success depended on high visual interest and quality. This was achieved by innovative use of relocatable building and exhibition techniques, including a trompe which turned the blank wall into a shopping street. The solution, which took just three months from drawing board to opening ceremony, was so successful that it is still flourishing nearly two decades later
  • PPS presentation 3 29 11

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    2. 2. What is the Future of the BuffaloWaterfront? <br />
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    5. 5. 35 Years of Placemaking<br />50 U.S. States, 7 Canadian Provinces<br />41 Countries<br />2500 Communities<br />2 Million visitors to our web sites (2008)<br />35,000 people get our electronic newsletter<br />
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    7. 7. What Makes a Great Place?<br />PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES<br />Key Attributes<br />business ownership<br />street life<br />property values<br />evening use<br />land-use patterns<br />volunteerism<br />retail sales<br /> Fun<br />Active Vital<br />Welcoming<br /> Cooperative<br /> Neighborly<br /> Special Real<br />sociability<br />uses & activities<br />PLACE<br />access & linkages<br />comfort & image<br />Connected<br />Safe<br /> Walkable <br /> Convenient<br /> Accessible <br /> Charm Clean Attractive <br />Historic<br />crime stats<br />sanitation rating<br />transit usage<br />building conditions<br />pedestrian activity<br />environmental data<br />parking usage patterns<br />
    8. 8. Triangulation<br />Triangulation is the concept of clustering activities together to create a busy, dynamic place for many different types of people at different times of day. <br />1. Iconic Clock<br />2. Waterfront Promenade<br />3. Flexible open space<br />4. Public Art<br />5. Information<br />6. Promenade<br />7. Banners Adverting Local Event<br />8. Vendors<br />9. Marina<br />10. Sidewalk cafes<br />
    9. 9. Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper<br />Comfort, Amenities & Public Art <br />Activation Events <br />Interim Public Spaces <br />Light Development <br />
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    11. 11. Benches are artifacts, the purpose of which is to punctuate architectural photographs. They are not so good for sitting.<br />PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES<br />
    12. 12. PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES<br />
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    14. 14. “What attracts people most it would appear, <br />is other people.”<br />
    15. 15. One of the best things about water is the look and feel of it…It’s not right to put water before people and then keep them away from it. <br />PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES<br />
    16. 16. PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES<br />
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    18. 18. PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES<br />If you want to seed a place with activity, put out food. <br />
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    21. 21. It’s hard for people to realize that creating a place is more important than design. ─ PPS<br />
    22. 22. What if we Built our Communities aroundHappiness and Community Wellbeing?<br />Comfort and Amenities<br />
    23. 23. PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES<br />
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    26. 26. PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES<br />
    27. 27. PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES<br />
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    29. 29. PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES<br />
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    31. 31. PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES<br />
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    33. 33. Waterfront Case Studies<br />Granville Island, Vancouver<br />Paris Plage<br />Hamburg Beach Clubs<br />Gabriel’s Wharf, UK <br />
    34. 34. Case Study: Granville Island<br />
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    42. 42. Economic Impact<br />Annual Economic Activity $215-million<br />Current Employment - 3,000 employed in 267 businesses<br />Tax Receipts (1982 to 2006): $393-million <br />PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES<br />
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    45. 45. PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES<br />
    46. 46. Case Study: Paris Plage<br />
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    60. 60. Gabriel’s Wharf, London, UK-Before<br />
    61. 61. Gabriel’s Wharf, London, UK-After<br />
    62. 62. Gabriel’s Wharf <br />
    63. 63. Uses:Market, A3, Performance Space<br />Area: 20,000 sq.ft (1,858 sq.m) (internal and external)<br />Jobs Created: 60<br />USM Investment: £78,000<br />Gabriel’s Wharf <br />
    64. 64. Buffalo Waterfront<br />Water connections<br />Water taxi<br />Ferries<br />Tour boats<br />Pedestrian bridges<br />Personal Watercraft<br />Land connections<br />Tours<br />Bike paths and Bike Racks<br />Trails<br />Bus/shuttles<br />Plantings<br />Art-based Wayfinding: Banners, Flags, Murals<br /> Lighting<br />Signage and Maps<br />
    65. 65. Buffalo Waterfront<br /> Connections <br />
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    69. 69. Multi-Use Marketplace<br />Inner Harbor<br />Multi-Use Square<br />Daily Programs for Children & Adults<br />Seating with Umbrellas <br />Moveable tables and chairs <br />Potted trees, plants<br />Street Performers <br />Small Bandstand<br />Bike Racks<br />Arts , Culture, Food Market<br />Containers, Tents, Work/Sell/Show Spaces <br />Observation Deck [“Ghost Structure”]<br />Flags/Banners<br />Water-Uses <br />Water Shows <br />Floating Docks <br />
    70. 70. Hamburg Waterfront, Germany<br />
    71. 71. Hamburg Waterfront, Germany<br />
    72. 72. ParisPlage, France<br />
    73. 73. Boardwalk Beach<br />Inner Harbor<br />Central Square<br />Info Kiosk <br />Restrooms & Showers <br />Kayak/Bike Rental<br />Signage: Historic & <br />Wayfinding<br />Moveable Tables and Chairs<br />Beer Garden<br />Restaurant <br />Seating with Umbrellas <br />Beach <br />Volleyball<br />Lounge Seating <br />Umbrellas <br />Water Feature, Misters<br />Inflatable paddle pools<br />Potted trees, plants<br />
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    78. 78. Flexible Lawn<br />Inner Harbor<br />SkyWaySwing Park <br />Artist Designed Swings <br />Picnic Tables <br />Public Art <br />Bike Center <br />Rental, Repair, Retail <br />Picnic Lawn <br />Picnic Tables & Adirondack Chairs<br />Games <br />Arts and Crafts Trailers<br />Flexible Event Space<br />Stage<br />Liberty Pole<br />Dog Park<br />Urban Agriculture Demonstration<br />Bio-Intensive Farm <br />Educational Center <br />
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    83. 83. Naval Park & Commercial Slip<br />Inner Harbor<br />Veterans’sWalk <br />Gateway Landmark and Signage<br />Floating Docs <br />Uplighting of Boats<br />Naval Museum & Hangar<br />Bistro with Dockside Seating <br />Boat Building<br />Community Room<br />Boardwalk <br />Military Music<br />Colorful Flags and Banners<br />Light and Sound Show<br />Food Concessions<br />Commercial Slip <br />Highlight History<br />Restrooms<br />Boatbuilding<br />Access to Water and Historic Boats<br />Hands on Education on Aquatic Life<br />
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    87. 87. Former Cargill/Ice Boom<br />Outer Harbor<br />Water Activities<br />Small Boat Area<br />Scuba Diving <br />Regattas & WatersportsPortable Docks <br />Amenities<br />Temporary Boat House <br />Gazebo <br />Wildflower Gardens <br />Bike Racks<br />Seating, Trash Cans, Restrooms <br />Horeseshoe Pits <br />Festival Grounds<br />Education <br />Fish & Wildlife Demonstration Projects<br />BirderHaus: bird feeders, aviary, science programs<br />Boat Building &Sailing Instruction <br />
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    91. 91. Small Boat Harbor<br />Outer Harbor<br />Amenities<br />More Restaurants <br />Outdoor Retail market <br />Beach Volleyball, Bocce<br />Fire Pits <br />Bike Racks and Rental<br />Seaway Trail Signage<br />Landscaping, Gardens, Color <br />Wi-Fi<br />Water Uses<br />“Boat In” Movies <br />Fishing Rentals, Tackle shop<br />Small Craft Rentals and Launch<br />Drinks/dining on historic ship docked at pier <br />
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    97. 97. Union Ship Canal<br />Outer Harbor<br />Water Uses <br />Kayak Water Polo <br />Dragon Boat Races<br />“Boat ballet”<br />Small Boat Rental: <br />Amenities Food Concession +seating, tents<br />Bathrooms<br />Water Based Light installations<br />Jogging, walking, biking loop - races <br />Nature Playground<br />Events<br />Small Concerts<br />Firefly Festival<br />Star Gazing Events <br />Regattas <br />
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    103. 103. Riverfest Park<br />Buffalo River<br />Amenities<br />Sprinkler Park <br />Paint and/or Light Elevators<br />Amenities for Adjacent Skateboarders:<br />Banners and Flags<br />Events<br />Neighborhood Performances <br />Fishing Tournament <br />Skate Competition<br />Water Uses <br />Fishing <br />Water Taxi <br />Food Pavilion <br />Outdoor Tables and Chairs on Patio <br />Beer/Wine<br />BBQ Pits,Food Trucks, Ice Cream<br />
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    109. 109. “Dead Man’s Cove”<br />Buffalo River<br />Water Uses<br />Fishing Pier<br />Pirate Themed Row Boat Rental <br />Replanting of the Creek<br />Amenities<br />“Dead Man’s Cove” Pirate-themed Playground <br />BBQ Grills<br />Bike Racks<br />Signage<br />Toilets<br />Coffee Cart<br />Small Dog Park<br />
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    114. 114. Grain Elevators<br />Buffalo River<br />Urban Outdoor Adventure<br />Boat tours, Launch and Docks<br />(Mountain) Biking route<br />On / among Grain Elevators:<br /> - Rock Climbing<br /> - Zipline& Ropes Course<br /> - Observation Deck<br /> - Giant Slide <br /> - Wildflower Gardens <br />Events, Festivals, Banquets <br />Bar or Restaurant<br />Projections, Film screenings<br />Public Art Destination<br />Concerts <br />Tours<br />Phone App/Downloadable Tour<br />Webcam of Best Views Broadcast to Visible Locations <br />Water Taxi Stop<br />
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    120. 120. Winter Programming<br />Buffalo Waterfront<br />Holiday Markets <br />Parades <br />Cross Country Skiing <br />Ice Fishing <br />Snowman Contest <br />Snowman Fashion Show <br />Lighting Events<br />Pond Hockey<br />Ice Carving <br />Festivals and Fairs <br />
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    125. 125. AS A GROUP, Mark up the poster text & pictures:<br />Suggest changes or new uses, including activities, amenities and light infrastructure.<br />Star the ideas you like the best<br />Suggest people and partners who could help in implementation and activation<br />Individuals with a specific talents or interest<br />Organizations, clubs or associations<br />Public or private concerns who can implement ideas<br />
    126. 126. AS A GROUP, Mark up the poster text & pictures:<br />4. Take notes on the poster; one person to report for the group<br />

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