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Transforming Together: Leading for People and Place

Based on interviews with councils and their public sector & voluntary organisation partners, the authors explore conditions for collaborative innovation in local government. Findings include: focus on outcomes not services; lead with passion, energy and a recognition that the best strategies come from people using & working at the coalface; relationships are at the heart of…

October 11, 2017 Visit Site
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Streetography

Wondering how to convey a neighbourhood’s feel in a quick, visual way? Streetography is reinventing the streetmap on smartphones by overlaying maps with curated, high-quality photos to give users a taste of the local flavor of each block, neighborhood, or city. Watch the video and try it out!

August 8, 2017 Visit Site
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Placemaking Leadership Forum Report

This Conference Report shares highlights – in the form of notes, photographs, and videos – from the 2016 Placemaking Leadership Forum, which took place September 14–17th in Vancouver, Canada. The jam-packed week included tours, workshops, small talks, big talks, and side events, and aimed at envisioning and creating action plans towards a place-led future for…

November 25, 2016 Visit Site
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A review of Good Urbanism: Six Steps to Creating Prosperous Places

Read Traci Sooter’s (Director of the Design-Build Program and a Professor in the Hammons School of Architecture at Drury University) review of Good Urbanism: Six Steps to Creating Prosperous Places by Nan Ellin on The Nature of Cities.

August 16, 2016 Visit Site
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Placemakers Podcast

A new series on Slate, hosted by Rebecca Sheir: “All communities face certain challenges. But some people see challenges as opportunities. On Placemakers, we bring you stories about the spaces we inhabit and the people who shape them.”

August 9, 2016 Visit Site
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Community Lovers’ Guide

The Community Lover’s Guide shares a bevy of unique and innovative projects carried out at the neighbourhood level – recognising that these imaginative projects are incredibly important to a city’s vitality. Keep checking back for new content!

April 6, 2016 Visit Site
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Canadian Placemaking Report

This report represents an exploration of what placemakers in Canada need to work more effectively, the challenges they face, and actionable recommendations to strengthen and multiply their impact. It is meant to be a resource for those who want to learn more about the current state of placemaking and those who are passionate about driving sustainable change in their communities.

March 25, 2016 Download
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Take Action Now to Create Great Streets

Looking to create better streets in your community by using a Streets as Places approach? Check out this new resource page from Project for Public Spaces, and contribute your own ideas for contributing to livelier streets.

January 22, 2016 Visit Site