The Economics of Placemaking
12:30 p.m. | Thursday, April 23, 2020
Photo by Sergio Ruiz for SPUR
Given the changing public health guidance in the Bay Area, which includes recommendations from both Santa Clara and San Francisco Counties, SPUR is suspending its in-person public programming events. During this time, public programs will be postponed, canceled or converted into a webinar on an event-by-event basis. This event will be held as a webinar. For more information and a webinar link, 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