Project for Public Spaces
Project for Public Spaces (PPS) is a nonprofit organization based in New York dedicated to creating and sustaining public places that build communities. Planning and design rooted in the community form the cornerstone of PPS’s work. Building on the techniques of William H. Whyte's Street Life Project, this approach involves looking at, listening to and asking questions of the people in a community to discover their needs and aspirations.
Founded in 1975 by Fred Kent, PPS works with individuals and communities to create a vision around the places that they view as important to community life and to their daily experience. One key to this process is reaching out to people—including those who might not otherwise participate in an improvement effort—where they live, work and congregate. The process uses systematic on-site observations, time-lapse filming, and customized interviews and surveys to gather people's input and document and analyze their activities. Planning grows out of these observations as well as workshops and public forums where people have an opportunity to contribute ideas and concerns about improvements and physical changes in their neighborhoods.
PPS was a key in developing the concept of placemaking, which is not just the act of building or fixing up a space, but a whole process that fosters the creation of vital public destinations: the kind of places where people feel a strong stake in their communities and a commitment to making things better. Simply put, Placemaking capitalizes on a local community's assets, inspiration, and potential, ultimately creating good public spaces that promote people's health, happiness, and well being.

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Project for Public Spaces | Placemaking for Communities
Nonprofit technical assistance, research, and educational organization whose mission is to create and sustain public places that build communities.
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Project for Public Spaces - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Project for Public Spaces (PPS) is a nonprofit organization based in New York dedicated to creating and sustaining public places that build communities.
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Project for Public Spaces - Streets as Places - SlideShare
Fred Kent of Project for Public Spaces (pps.org) made this presentation on streets as places in Chicago on March 15, 2007. Contact PPS to invite him to speak ...
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Project for Public Spaces (PPS) | New Society Publishers
Project for Public Spaces (PPS) is an internationally recognized nonprofit dedicated to creating and sustaining public places that build communities. PPS has ...
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The Project for Public Spaces: Making a Successful Place | Cornish ...
Aug 28, 2012 ... Our friends over at the Project for Public Spaces ask 'What makes a good place?' Their answer? They break 'good places' down into four key ...
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Project for Public Spaces - Partners for Livable Communities
In 2008, Project for Public Spaces collaborated with AARP to create and publish a set of documents that would provide the elderly with the knowledge and.
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PPS (PPS_Placemaking) on Twitter
The latest from PPS (@PPS_Placemaking). Project for Public Spaces: Pioneering #Placemaking through nonprofit #planning #design & training in 3000 ...
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streetswiki - Project for Public Spaces
The Project for Public Spaces (PPS) is a non-profit community design consulting firm based in New York City. The organization was founded in 1975 by Fred ...
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Project for Public Spaces (PPS) | Context Sensitive Solutions.org - A ...
A non-profit, PPS has an international reputation for its work on the design and management of public spaces. PPS' roadway projects have ranged from local ...
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Project for Public Spaces | “The Porch”: Transforming Underutilized ...
Dec 25, 2012 ... The project was initiated by University City District, a non-profit created by area ... It is one of the most densely used public spaces in the city.
Project for Public Spaces | Cynthia Nikitin
Cynthia Nikitin has led numerous large-scale and complex projects during her twenty years with Project for Public Spaces. With a portfolio of more than 250 ...
Project for Public Spaces | Meg Walker
As a Vice President and Director of Design at Project for Public Spaces, Inc., Meg ... Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Master of Architecture ...
Project for Public Spaces | Rightsizing Streets to Create Great Public ...
Feb 7, 2013 ... Via our Rightsizing Streets Guide, Project for Public Spaces ... The Porch in Philadelphia before and after rightsizing / Photo: University City ...
Project for Public Spaces | University City District
Feb 7, 2013 ... I'm a pedestrian before I'm a driver, a rider, a passenger, a worker, or a shopper. I have to walk through public space to get anywhere, and I ...
Project for Public Spaces | New Report on Farmers Markets & Low ...
Feb 20, 2013 ... In 2009, the Project for Public Spaces (PPS), with support from the ... and in partnership with Columbia University, undertook a study to examine ...
Project for Public Spaces | Fred Kent
As founder and president of Project for Public Spaces, he is known throughout the world as a ... Columbia University, Graduate Program in Urban Geography ...
Project for Public Spaces | Campuses
Project for Public Spaces. Work With ... Our program to apply the power of Placemaking to university campuses starts at Harvard, Stanford, and Duke. Continue ...
Project for Public Spaces | Casey Wang
Casey joined Project for Public Spaces in 2011 and works as a Planning ... engagement process for Harvard University's “Plaza Placemaking” project to develop ...
Reclaiming Civic Spaces: The Project for Public Spaces | - Blog
Jan 10, 2011 ... Missouri State University: Public Affairs Conference ... Project for Public Spaces ( PPS) is a nonprofit planning, design and educational ...
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Project for Public Spaces | Food For Thought: Why Barcelona’s Markets Are “Super” Places
“Barcelona residents rank their public markets as the second most valuable public service after libraries” / Photo: PPS When you think of the important places in the social life of your community, what comes to mind? Parks, squares, street corners, libraries, schools—these are common answers in many cities. They are the public spaces where we relax, where we meet friends, bump into neighbors; in short, the places that we all share.
www.pps.org/blog/food-for-thought-why-barcelonas-markets-are-super-places/
The Sidewalk Ballet: From Project for Public Spaces — Streets That Work
The optimist says the glass is half full. The pessimist says the glass is half empty.
www.thesidewalkballet.com/2013/05/from-project-for-public-spaces-streets.html
Shortlisted projects give public spaces personality
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Shareable: How to Be a Citizen Placemaker: Think Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper
www.shareable.net/blog/how-to-be-a-citizen-placemaker-think-lighter-quicker-cheaper
Project for Public Spaces | Book Review: Handmade Urbanism: From Community Initiatives to Participatory Models | Urban Choreography
Exploring how we create an enhanced user experience in leisure, retail, urban and landscape environments and collaborate together to build our common future (by Urban Choreography)
urbanchoreography.net/2013/06/03/project-for-public-spaces-book-review-handmade-urbanism-from-community-initiatives-to-participatory-models/
Shareable: Five Jane’s Walks Focused on Community Resilience
www.shareable.net/blog/five-jane%E2%80%99s-walks-focused-on-community-resilience
Project for Public Spaces | Why We Need a Little More Chaos: An Interview With Andy Clarke
Meet Andy Clarke! League of American Bicyclists President Andy Clarke shared his thoughts and experiences with us at PPS on what bicycling means as a movement and how it has changed over the last 25 years. Andy, having been a part of the movement in the US since it involved just a handful of eager cyclists, shed some light on why passion is not enough, and what eager cyclists need to do today, more than ever, to keep the movement going.
www.pps.org/blog/why-we-need-a-little-more-chaos-an-interview-with-andy-clarke/
The QR Cloud Project: Micro Secrets In Public Space — The Pop-Up City
Recently, Amsterdam-based urban concept office Golfstromen launched the temporary QR Cloud Project in the western part of the Dutch capital. The project
popupcity.net/featured/the-qr-cloud-project-micro-secrets-in-public-space/
Successful Public Space: The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary | Congress for the New Urbanism
www.cnu.org/cnu-salons/2013/05/successful-public-space-minneapolis-sculpture-garden-celebrates-its-25th-annivers
Project for Public Spaces has ideas about parking management « Parking Management for Downtown Northfield, MN
northfielddowntownparking.org/2013/01/24/project-for-public-spaces-has-ideas-about-parking-management/
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