Park(ing) Day 2022 Tooltesting Journey - Session 1 (Orientation)

Our Park(ingDay prep gatherings continue this Friday!

Join our global cohort for a series of online gatherings to prepare your Park(ingDay demonstration in good company!
RSVP for Friday's Webinar

Placemakers around the world are invited to gather online in August and September to support each others' collective actions for Park(ingDay 2022 (Sep 16-18).

We have planned a series of thematic web meetups in the following weeks intended to inspire, provoke and support you in the process of delivering a temporary parklet in your local context.

Last Week's Orientation

For our kickoff orientation last week, we featured John Bela, an originator of Park(ing)Day over a decade ago, who will be back with us tomorrow to hear stories of Park(ingDay implementations from our global cohortSee you tomorrow!
Watch Last Week's Orientation

PlacemakingJAX Launching in Florida

PlacemakingJAX is a new initiative being launched to scale up placemaking efforts in Jacksonville, Florida by granting ten $10,000 grants for community-led placemaking projects.

PlacemakingUS is excited to join Jaxson Placemakers on Sept 13th from 5-7PM at Justice Pub at 315 E Bay Street, Jacksonville, Florida for the launch of the PlacemakingJAX initiative.

Consider joining us for the launch or share with your contacts in the area!

Flint Placemakers Share Learnings from Portland, OR Trip

Placemakers from Flint, Michigan recently visited Portland, Oregon through an exchange learning program hosted by PlacemakingUS. The Flintstones are back home and have arranged a "Lunch and Learnto disseminate knowledge they gathered on the trip. You can join in on the event on Facebook Live! Note, you can also support the Flintstones by voting for their placemaking campaign they are finalists for through the Michigan Municipal League Bridge Builders program.
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Special Thanks to all the PDX Placemakers we met with who made this trip so special including Greg Raisman, Kirk Rea, Mark Lakeman, Michael Mehaffy, Stephen Schneider, Jennifer Polver, Ellen Shoshkes, Blair Vallie, Erica Dorn, Matt Bibeau, Harrell Fletcher, Master Artist Michael Bernard Stevenson Jr.

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What We're About

PlacemakingUS is a national network organized to unleash community power to build living, interconnected places together. Through our “United Streets of America” program, we prioritize working with frontline communities that have been uprooted and looted by destructive urban planning, auto-oriented development, racist policies and unequal investment. Our network is fighting back by equipping communities across the country with a range of tools, experiences, funding and new relationships to regenerate their neighborhoods into complex, resilient systems transformed to face 21st century issues like climate change, isolation/polarization, economic inequity and public health.
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