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.
Imagine if the places where we live were walkable and shaped for, and from, our social lives, re-imagined to make it easy for us to gather, shop, have fun, eat together, and be around all kinds of people of all ages and backgrounds. With this mindset, we would fundamentally change our communities, and collectively have an impact on the health of our planet.
This is a collection of Social Life Project's articles grouped in our main focus areas - a resource guide for those interested in diving into our work.
A collection of images showing the joyful gathering at the Global Placemaking Summit and the beauty of Mexico City's streets and public spaces on the Day of the Dead weekend.
We are in the middle of an epidemic of loneliness. These 5 campaigns to restore social life in our communities will get us out.
Great public spaces combat the epidemic of social isolation and loneliness by offering a welcoming place for people of all ages, races, abilities, and backgrounds.
The way to make a building come alive is to activate its ground floor - the place where it makes contact with community life.