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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 Co-chairs
Christina Lanzl /
Robert Tullis AIA / 

Subcommittee Chair
Natalie Adams ASLA

The Placemaking Network is part of the Urban Design Commission.


To view the Placemaking Network Fall Flyer, click here.
To download the flyers, click on the attached links.
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

October 1, 2015 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Case Studies: Public Art and Architecture in Airports Anyone who's passed through Logan Airport Terminal C’s Parking Lobby, has ...
July 23, 2015 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Join CultureNOW, BSA Space, and the Center for Architecture in New York City for a Pecha Kucha–style presentation featuring architects, artists...
June 22, 2015 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Art in the Landscape: Patrick Dougherty, Roxy Paine and Konstantin Dimopoulos Christina Lanzl, the Placemaking Network's returning co-chair and...
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...
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...
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