Placemaking on a Budget
8 1/2" x 11", softcover,
Placemaking on a Budget, provides a step-by-step process for determining what is unique and important in the local culture; tapping into available resources; and organizing and implementing projects to create a strong sense of place downtown.
Four interrelated chapters and numerous case studies show how communities across the country have successfully used this approach to realize their placemaking goals.
Chapter 1 illustrates the importance of placemaking and discusses how the placemaking on a budget approach can benefit communities.
Chapter 2 provides two approaches to identifying good placemaking projects based on community values and resources.
Chapter 3 centers on understanding the resources available to implement placemaking projects, including local volunteers and partnerships. It also covers strategies for leveraging resources that are too often left untapped.
Chapter 4 focuses on implementation and presents organizing techniques to make achieving placemaking objectives easier and more straightforward. This important chapter includes samples of organization tools such as a project worksheet and project action plan.
The accompanying CD-ROM contains a PowerPoint presentation to help you introduce placemaking concepts to your board, commission, or downtown group.
Table of Contents
- Where did all the places go?
- The importance of placemaking on a budget
- Using placemaking on a budget
- The two approaches to making Placemaking on a Budget a reality
- Community value-based projects
- Case Study: The downtown Enumclaw, Washington, Streetscape Enhancement Project
- Case Study: The revival of Confetti Park, New Orleans, Louisiana
- Understanding the values of community and place
- Case Study: Bringing unity to the community, Phoenix, Arizona
- Case Study: Changing out at the volunteer cafe, Ocean Beach, California
- Case Study: Nappanee seniors return to school, Nappanee, Indiana
- Private Sector
- Case Study: Realizing the power of partnerships in St. Andrews, Parma City, Florida
- Case Study: Miracle on 4th Street Park, Long Beach, California
- Policies and Programming
- Creative Fund-Raising
- Case Study: Returning the Town Common one brick at a time, Goffstown, New Hampshire
- Case Study: Charlie "The Can Man," Groveland and Big Oak Flat, California
- Create order out of chaos
- Organization tools for implementation effectiveness
- Includes printable copies of all of the worksheets along with a 34-slide PowerPoint presentation, which will help you introduce placemaking concepts to your downtown organization.
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About the Author
Al Zelinka, AICP, is a principal of RBF Consultings Urban Design Studio. Over his nearly 20-year career, he has worked with more than 125 communities to improve and revitalize neighborhoods, commercial districts, and downtowns.
Susan J. Harden, AICP, is also a principal with RBF Consultings Urban Design Studio, where she focuses on innovative community involvement opportunities and downtown and neighborhood revitalization.