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VRPA Placemaking 2018

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Creative Placemaking: DIY Techniques to Strengthen Public Spaces and Inspire Change. Vermont Recreation & Parks Association conference, October 11, 2018

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VRPA Placemaking 2018

  1. 1. DIY PLACEMAKING
  2. 2. 2 How to UNMAKE a place: 1. Take away seating & amenities 2. Bring in weeds, trash & graffiti 3. Make it unsafe & unpleasant 4. Limit access 5. Say “NO!”
  3. 3. I wish my place was
  4. 4. I wish my place was How to MAKE a place:
  5. 5. fun surprising healthy equitable sustainable busy connected attractive clean safeunique walkable affordable firendly creative lively active
  6. 6. what’s PLACEMAKING
  7. 7. what MAKES a great PLACE
  8. 8. why placemaking
  9. 9. activate enhance experiment engage
  10. 10. placemakingCYCLE EXPLORE TEST ENGAGE
  11. 11. 14
  12. 12. TEST
  13. 13. PLACEMAKING toolbox parks & rec edition
  14. 14. 1 I WISH THIS WAS, NEW ORLEANS | CANDY CHANG GRAFFITI WALLS
  15. 15. BEFORE I DIE, BETHEL, VT
  16. 16. @GreenCitiesConf / Bobbe Besold / Better Block Indy / Neighborhland
  17. 17. 2 I WISH THIS WAS, CANDY CHANG, NEW ORLEANS CHAIR BOMBING
  18. 18. YARN BOMBING
  19. 19. KINDNESS BOMBING, DAN MUNOZ
  20. 20. 3 INCREDIBLE EDIBLE FROME, UK GUERRILLA GARDENS
  21. 21. YARN BOMBING FLOWER BOMBING
  22. 22. Team Better Block 4 GIANT CHESS, BETHEL, VT PLAY & GAMES
  23. 23. POP-UP THEATER, BETHEL, VT KABOOM PLAY EVERYWHERE CHALLENGE
  24. 24. MATHIEU COURT PLAY STREET, CA KABOOM PLAY EVERYWHERE CHALLENGE
  25. 25. RAIL TRAIL SYMMPHONY, CHARLOTTE, NC KABOOM PLAY EVERYWHERE CHALLENGE
  26. 26. 5 WALK [YOUR CITY] WAYFINDING
  27. 27. 6 PUBLIC ART LUMINOTHERAPIE, MONTREAL
  28. 28. LAND ART TRAIL, CROATIA
  29. 29. Philadelphia Water Department
  30. 30. THE FUN THEORY, VOLKSWAGEN
  31. 31. 7 PARKLETS PARKS & REC, LACONIA, NH
  32. 32. BETHEL BETTER BLOCK
  33. 33. LANGDON STREET ALIVE, MONTPELIER WARD JOYCE DESIGN
  34. 34. Photo: Grand Isle Art Works 8 TRAIL MAGIC MERRELL MAGIC
  35. 35. LITTLE FREE LIBRARIES
  36. 36. REFLEXOLOGY PATH, CARBONDALE CO TRUE NATURE
  37. 37. 9 POP-UP EVENTS LONG TABLE DINNERS
  38. 38. POP-UP FITNESS
  39. 39. DETROIT SOUP
  40. 40. 10BETHEL UNIVERSITY
  41. 41. 10 POP-UP DEMOS BETHEL BETTER BLOCK
  42. 42. 10 POP-UP DEMOS BETHEL BETTER BLOCK
  43. 43. ST PAUL’S CHURCH, VERGENNES STARK STREET PARK, BENNINGTON, VT
  44. 44. WHAT PLACE do you want to make?
  45. 45. • audience • assets • place • purpose • intervention {practice time}
  46. 46. What good is an idea if it remains an idea? Try. Experiment. Iterate. Fail. Try again. Change the world. (or your town) Simon Sinek
  47. 47. Community Workshop communityworkshopllc.com rebecca@communityworkshopllc.com @rsstone

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