San José

The Economics of Placemaking

12:30 p.m. | Thursday, April 23, 2020

This program has been converted into a Digital Discourse at SPUR, our new series of online events. To stay updated about the program and receive a link to join the discussion, please register below. 

Placemaking has come a long way since first being introduced in the 1960s and 1970s, and the idea that well-designed places promote health, happiness and well-being has made its way into mainstream planning and development processes. Most cities recognize that an investment in the public realm leads to more inclusive, welcoming and dynamic cities, but making the case for this sort of investment can be challenging given city budget constraints and higher-priority needs. Come learn about the complicated economics of placemaking.

+ James Lima / James Lima Planning + Development




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Phone: 408.638.0083


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