Welcome to the BSA’s Placemaking Network! We are dedicated to interdisciplinary dialogue and education about an integrated public realm. Programs include monthly seminars and project-based initiatives on the subject of Placemaking. Presentations by noted speakers and discussions focus on what makes public spaces successful. We examine how architects, landscape designers, urban planners, artists and public officials work together to create great public places, to turn space into place.
The Placemaking Network is part of the Urban Design Commission.
Creating Vibrant Public Places- The Role of Programming & Management
Dan Biederman, president of Biederman Redevelopment Ventures and head of the Bryant Park Corporation and the 34th Street Partnership, is responsible for the renovation of Bryant Park in NYC and its operation as America’s best-used, privately managed public park. In Boston, he has led the renovation of the Brewer Fountain Plaza in the Boston Common, the programming upgrades at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and currently oversees events and sponsorships for Equity Office Properties at South Station and consults with MIT on their east campus gateway and Kendall Square Initiatives.
For those who qualify, 2 LUs are available