"Placemaking Matters More than Ever in a Down Economy" - A Cost-Effective Solution

According to Fred Kent, president of the Project for Public Spaces (PPS), "a Placemaking approach to development is emerging as a cost-effective way to revive prosperity in communities across the U.S. and the world."

"Based on citizen’s goals, priorities, and their deep knowledge about the place they call home, it ushers in a sense of collective pride and ownership and marks a fresh alternative to the way economic growth and urban growth have been approached over recent decades."

"In our view, this is the way forward in an era of budgetary constraints. A bottom-up method of decision making offers an effective and cost-efficient solution to the economic, environmental, and social problems around us," says Philip Myrick, vice-president of PPS.

Click here to see the Placemaking report on the Memphis riverfront.

Click here to read about the Placemaking Workshop with Fred Kent in Memphis.

Click here for more information from PPS on how communities can thrive even in tough times.