Placemaking Training

http://cedam.info/placemaking-training/

Placemaking is a simple concept based on a single principle – people choose to live in places that offer the amenities, resources, social and professional networks, and opportunities to support thriving lifestyles. Michigan’s leaders have embraced placemaking.

Background

Screen Shot 2016-03-02 at 11.21.28 AMMiPlace is a a statewide initiative with the purpose of keeping Michigan at the forefront of a national movement known as placemaking. It’s a simple concept that people choose to live in places that offer the amenities, resources, social and professional networks, and opportunities to support thriving lifestyles.

CEDAM is among the many partners that work to improve the quality of life of Michigan’s citizens by promoting the creation of vibrant cities, towns, and villages, and in so doing, make Michigan’s communities competitive in the new global economy.

Learn more about the MiPlace partnership, Sense of Place Council and the partners here: miplace.org/about-miplace

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Placemaking Guidebook

This guidebook is currently available for free for Michigan residents. This tool describes much of the placemaking curriculum and highlights case studies.

A few ways you can use this guidebook:

  • Supplement the information you absorbed in the different placemaking modules (either in person or by webinar)
  • Fill in the gaps of knowledge from missed curriculum
  • Refer back for examples and references

Learn more about it in this informational webinar.

If you are a Michigan resident and interested in obtaining a free copy of the Placemaking Guidebook, please fill out this user agreement.

Additional Resources

MiPlace

Steps to a Walkable Community

Talking the Walk

Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares

Sustainable Street Network Principles

Model Street Design Manual

Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company

Transportation for America

Active Living Research

Principles of Urban Retail Planning & Development

Walkable and Livable Communities Institute

Michigan Sign Guidebook

GVMC: Form-Based Code Study

The Architecture of Community

Design Guidelines for Historic Buildings, Detroit Historic District Commission

Smart Code Central

National Charrette Institute

Planning & Zoning News

U.S. Green Building Council

Form-Based Codes Institute

Center for Applied Transect Studies

Michigan Congress for the New Urbanism: Form-Based Codes in 7 Steps

The Charrette Handbook (NCI)

Placemaking Video (NCI)

International Association for Public Participation

Institute for Public Policy and Social Research

Public Participation Spectrum (IAP2)

Spicer Group: Hacking the Public Presentation

Planners’ Communications Guide: Public Participation

MiCommunity Remarks

State of Michigan’s social media policy

APA Webinar: Social Media for Planners

Beginner’s Guide to Twitter in Local Government

10 Ways Facebook Can Help Local Government

 

Updated on December 7, 2016.

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