From a desolate car-centric wasteland, Campus Martius was transformed into the vibrant, thriving Heart of the New Detroit
Great Public Spaces25
There is nothing like the thrill that one gets when they go to a great place again and again. Great places are addictive dwell in your memory, often emerging to cheer you up and give you incentive to go back or just explore in your mind the pleasures you had or what you might have missed. They can be in your community/neighborhood at a corner cafe, a special store or park. Often they are right in front of our noses if we will just look.
Men's need for social connection is often overlooked, but this cannot be the case in the midst of an epidemic of loneliness. This photo essay looks at where male social life thrives.
Main streets are so important because they are the backbone of a community, but they don't have to have just one look and form. This market in Ithaca is as good a main street as any other.
A simple ice cream stand can incite a renaissance of activity in an area by anchoring a variety of commercial offerings and public spaces.
We have recently created a documentary, The Place Man, about our work in placemaking over the last 50 years, made by the wonderful Guillermo Bernal. It got us thinking about the state of the placemaking movement and what's next.
Kids bring energy and enthusiasm for life into public places and public spaces where kids thrive are great for people of all ages.