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Penn State Extension: Tactical Urbanism, Placemaking and More…

November 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Tactical Urbanism, Placemaking and More: Tools for Taking Quick Action to Implement Your Best Made Plans

1.25 CM credits (pending approval)

As both an overarching idea and a hands-on approach for improving a neighborhood, city, or region, placemaking inspires people to collectively reimagine and reinvent public spaces as the heart of every community. Strengthening the connection between people and the places they share, placemaking refers to a collaborative process by which we can shape our public realm in order to maximize shared value. More than just promoting better community design, placemaking facilitates creative patterns of use, paying particular attention to the physical, cultural, and social identities that define a place and support its ongoing evolution. (Project for Public Spaces)

This webinar describes how some Pennsylvania builders, local and county officials, and the development community took volunteer-driven “Tactical Urbanism” and “Placemaking” revitalization and community engagement tactics to the next level by implementing long-term, transformative strategic investments into community infrastructure improvement and entrepreneurial business development.

Group discussion during this session will center on examples and the roles of everyday community volunteers and professional planners alike in catalyzing community transformation, whether in rural, suburban, or urban communities.

For more information contact Peter Wulfhorst (ptw3@psu.edu or 570-296-3400 ext. 1445)


November 17, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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