The Social Life Project’s mission is to highlight what makes public spaces thrive, drawing from communities around the world. We do this through presentations, exhibits, publications and other platforms for sharing ideas, and information. Our work grows out of more than 40 years devoted to studying public spaces and offering what we’ve discovered in workshops and trainings — including a vast photo bank and global network of colleagues. The essential role of all successful public spaces is to provide social gathering spots that enrich local life by connecting people, and empowering them to create stronger communities. If you are interested in learning more or would like to collaborate please contact Fred Kent and Kathy Madden at: hello@placemakingfund.org

The Social Life Project is one of two inaugural programs of our new non-profit the Placemaking Fund. Our second program is PlacemakingX, a global network of leaders who together will accelerate placemaking as a way to create inclusive, healthy, and beloved communities. To make the spaces we live into places we love.

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Announcing The Social Life Project
The goal of The Social Life Project is to showcase examples of great user-friendly spaces and to share the wisdom of people who have created places that deliver all kinds of social, economic, and health benefits.
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A global network of leaders who together will accelerate placemaking as a way to create healthy, inclusive, and beloved communities. To make the spaces we live into places we love.