What if we Built Amesbury Around Places? – Discovering and Activating our Shared Spaces
April 13, 2017, 7:00pm
Location: Amesbury City Hall Auditorium, 62 Friend St.
Open to the public
This program will introduce the concept of “Placemaking” as a valuable tool for city development and an essential aspect of community life. These spaces can be intentionally created and when developed well, can effectively encourage economic growth and new uses by community members of all types.
As an experienced practitioner with the internationally recognized Project for Public Spaces, Philip Winn will explain the Placemaking approach and provide examples of how different cities have embraced an iterative and collaborative model as the basis for development projects. These case studies will include simple, low-cost initiatives and more complex projects, each in a variety of urban environments. The different projects successfully supported economic growth, cultural activities, and recreational uses in the city.
All of these projects share an essential quality – the community was involved in the process of discovery, design, and development.
With the opportunity to influence the future use of the Lower Millyard and other areas, this program will have particular value to Amesbury and include both an interactive exercise to identify placemaking opportunities and an open conversation about potential approaches to this area.
For in-depth information, download these booklets about Placemaking:
Project for Public Spaces Placemaking booklet
MassINC/ArtPlace Placemaking Report