Placemaking as an Economic Development Tool: A Placemaking Guidebook

May 31, 2016
by Mark Wyckoff, Brad Neumann, Glenn Pape and Kurt Schindler

Order Book Button GraphicPlacemaking Guidebook Front Cover ImageThe Land Policy Institute, in collaboration with the MIplaceTM Partnership Initiative, have released the most comprehensive guidebook on placemaking to date, drawing from the best works available.The Placemaking Guidebook seeks to assist neighborhoods and communities with quickly reshaping their thinking and acting on how effective placemaking can greatly enhance community and economic development. This publication includes the research that supports placemaking, identifies the elements (good form, public engagement, planning processes of placemaking and the regulatory tools) to achieve it, and then takes a deep dive into each of the four types of placemaking to use to create new quality places in your community. Click the “Order Book” button in the upper right-hand corner of this web page to order your free copy today!


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