Placemaking as an Economic Development Tool

Placemaking as an Economic Development Tool: A Placemaking Guidebook


May 31, 2016 - <>, <>, Glenn Pape and Kurt Schindler

The Land Policy Institute, in collaboration with the MIplaceTM Partnership Initiative, released the most comprehensive guidebook on placemaking in 2016, 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 copyrighted 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.

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For questions, please send an email to the National Charrette Institute at MSU or call (517) 884-0795.

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Table of Contents

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Placemaking Guidebook Webinar: Inside the Guidebook

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Case Example

Campus Martius Case Example from Ch. 1 of the Placemaking Guidebook









Information Sidebar Example

Informational Sidebar on Five Essential Community Committments to Walkable Places











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