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Project for Public Spaces: Playbook for Inclusive Placemaking Part 1
Project for Public Spaces: Playbook for Inclusive Placemaking Part 1

In conjunction with the Project for Public Spaces (PPS) Placemaking Week Conference coming to Chattanooga in October, PPS is releasing a four-part series on equity in public spaces: A Playbook for Inclusive Placemaking.


For A Playbook for Inclusive Placemaking, PPS collaborated with Emily Manz of EMI Strategy to create a framework for putting inclusion into action in PPS' own work. EMI is a consulting firm specializing in economic development and tourism planning services.


In the first-part of this series, PPS focuses on broadening and deepening the community engagement process through four key strategies: cultivate cultural competency; facilitate more inclusive meetings; recognize when workshops are not enough; and follow through.


In the next three parts of the series, PPS will continue to discuss inclusive placemaking through programming, design and management. As the conference approaches, we’ll continue to share the Playbook installments with you including the first installment concerning community engagement here


Project for Public Spaces’ 3rd International Placemaking Week conference will take place on Oct. 1-4, 2019 here in Chattanooga. Placemaking Week is a weeklong global gathering of placemakers that emphasizes hands-on learning and innovative social events, while leaving behind a public space legacy in host cities. PPS will work with co-host, The Enterprise Center, to present a week full of hands-on sessions, off-site workshops, tours and networking events. Chattanooga’s strong sense of community, deep history of placemaking and intrepid focus on innovation will set the scene for a week of conversations that promise to challenge, motivate and inspire.