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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.

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Committee Chair
Robert Tullis AIA / rtullis@GID.com
The Placemaking Network is part of the Urban Design Commission.

Upcoming Events

March 30, 2015 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
The Researchers: William ‘Holly’ Whyte, Jan Gehl, Kevin Lynch These writers focus primarily on the USE of public open space, analyzing...
April 27, 2015 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
The Theorists: Rowe & Koetter, Aldo Rossi, Chris Alexander These writers have created full‐fledged architectural theory about public urban space...
May 18, 2015 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
The Advocates: Jane Jacobs, PPS, Leon Krier and the New Urbanists While all observers, researchers, and theorists have advocated for the creation of...

Updates

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Kennedy Plaza Transformed Providence’s civic plaza and transit hub is re‐imagined as a vibrant urban gathering place...
Creating distinct urban places that promote social interaction and increase value The choices of office workers, tenants,...
CHECK OUT OUR GREAT FALL SEMINARS.  Click on the title link above to see our flyer.
Christina Lanzl, longtime chair of the BSA’s Placemaking Network and co-founder of the group has announced her...

Past Events

March 2, 2015 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
The Observers: The Renaissance, Camillo Sitte, Art Historians These writers focus primarily on the FORM of successful public spaces and simply...
January 27, 2014 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Alan Ward of Sasaki Associates will present two of the firm’s major redevelopment projects, both adjacent to Washington DC metro stops and both...
November 25, 2013 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Federal agencies and banks continue to embrace outdated policies that limit the ability of architects and urban designers to build the sort of Main...
October 28, 2013 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Providence, Rhode Island, is no stranger to bold urban design initiatives, and the planned transformation of Greater Kennedy Plaza is next in line....
September 26, 2013 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Craig E. Dykers AIA, founding partner of acclaimed design firm Snøhetta, provides a rare insider’s look at the motivations and...
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