Urban placemaking, like that of city accessibility projects, is a term that describes an approach to the planning of public spaces that seeks to take advantage of community assets while serving as a source of inspiration for peoples' well-being. It is seemingly logical that when governments take aim at social and economic struggles faced by a community, they would do so by invest in inspiring, safe public spaces in which people can thrive and connect.
Community centers, libraries, public play structures and public art installations all serve a much larger purpose than to inspire reflections of beauty; all provide a conversation-spurring gathering of individuals that is important to the development of a community identity.
In designing public spaces for individuals to find inspiration and to be engaged in challenging their potential, municipalities are simultaneously investing in the future of their cities.
62 Urban Placemaking Initiatives
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Interactive Seating Sculptures
Public Art Structures
Crowdfunded Urban Forests
Perforated Cultural Centers