Neighborhood murals, placemaking, community makeovers, support of business facades, planting of trees, working with code compliance and property owners in improving our neighborhoods.
It is the responsibility of all of us to improve our neighborhoods, with graffiti removal, community makeovers, collaborating with the Urban Corps, the City and the County of San Diego to remove graffiti and to clean up our common areas and canyon areas...
We are committed to improving our neighborhoods block by block through encouraging and supporting local "placemaking" to serve as a prideful and effective way of bringing communities together.
‘Placemaking’ What is Placemaking?
‘Placemaking’ is both an overarching idea and a hands-on tool for improving a neighborhood, city or region. It has the potential to be one of the most transformative ideas of this century.
WHAT IF WE BUILT OUR COMMUNITIES AROUND PLACES?
Placemaking is a quiet movement that reimagines public spaces as the heart of every community, in every city. It’s a transformative approach that inspires people to create and improve their public places. Placemaking strengthens the connection between people and the places they share.
Placemaking is how we collectively shape our public realm to maximize shared value. Rooted in community-based participation, Placemaking involves the planning, design, management and programming of public spaces. More than just creating better urban design of public spaces, Placemaking facilitates creative patterns of activities and connections (cultural, economic, social, ecological) that define a place and support its ongoing evolution. Placemaking is how people are more collectively and intentionally shaping our world, and our future on this planet.
With the increasing awareness that our human environment is shaping us, Placemaking is how we shape humanity’s future. While environmentalism has challenged human impact on our planet, it is not the planet that is threatened but humanity’s ability to live viably here. Placemaking is building both the settlement patterns, and the communal capacity, for people to thrive with each other and our natural world.
IT TAKES A PLACE TO CREATE A COMMUNITY, AND A COMMUNITY TO CREATE A PLACE
An effective Placemaking process capitalizes on a local community’s assets, inspiration, and potential, ultimately creating good public spaces that promote people’s health, happiness, and well being. When we asked visitors to pps.org what Placemaking means to them, responses suggested that this process is essential–even sacred–to people who truly care about the places in their lives.