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Placemaking Chicago

Updated Wednesday, 28th August 2013

Creating places and building stronger communities in Chicago.

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Placemaking Chicago logo Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Placemaking Chicago Placemaking Chicago describes itself as "a people-centered approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces. Put simply, it involves looking at, listening to, and asking questions of the people who live, work and play in a particular space, to discover needs and aspirations. This information is then used to create a common vision for that place. The vision can evolve quickly into an implementation strategy, beginning with small-scale, do-able improvements that can immediately bring benefits to public spaces and the people who use them".

It was initiated by government and a non-governmental organisation/charity and encourages people to participate through organising & campaigning and research & learning. Placemaking Chicago is local in orientation and concerned with neighbourhood & community.

It was launched in 2008 and is ongoing.

This page is part of Participation Now, a project that brings together a diverse collection of participatory public engagement initiatives with the aim of supporting exploration, learning and engagement. Explore the collection of initiatives or read more about the project.

 

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