Storrow Kinsella was recently featured in a new guidebook on Placemaking as an Economic Development Tool.
Effective placemaking techniques can potentially yield a limitless number of benefits for communities of various sizes when it comes to activating public spaces. In addition to improving the quality of places throughout communities (such as downtowns and neighborhoods), placemaking can be used to improve overall quality of life, and the design and use of the public realm. Placemaking creates economic benefits for communities and can improve economic competiveness by enhancing a community’s ability to attract and retain talented workers and residents.
Storrow Kinsella's Multi-Modal Corridor and Public Space Design Guidelines: Creating a Multi-Modal Region developed for the Indianapolis MPO is cited as an example of the link between a balanced transportation system and quality of life for the region.
Did your community set some recent goals? Was creating quality places one of them? The Placemaking Guidebook identifies six characteristics that are hallmarks of placemaking. See how many of the six your community can claim, and then learn how to enhance or create more quality places.
Visit http://landpolicy.msu.edu/resources/pmedtguidebook to procure the guidebook, but more importantly contact storrow|kinsella today for a strategy session.