Placemaking: Creating Play & Recreation Destinations that Thoughtfully Promote Community Health & We
The research is clear- high-quality play and recreation destinations can serve as catalysts for creating a healthier, happier communities. Explore innovative design best practices that encourage social and environmental change, meet the diverse needs of society, and create sustainable, innovative outdoor spaces that delight and surprise visitors. Communities can capitalize on local assets, inspiration, and potential by thoughtfully engaging stakeholders to dramatically transform outdoor spaces into vibrant community assets. This session will explore projects of distinction that exemplify how communities have mobilized resources to turn research into practice and unite diverse communities.
Accessibility / ADA
Parks & Recreation
Sustainable Development & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
1) Define the philosophy and process of placemaking.
2) List three qualities of successful outdoor destinations that promote healthier, happier communities.
3) Summarize the community engagement strategy, vision, and outcomes of at least one placemaking case example.
4) Describe a variety of tools and resources to assist communities in aligning with evidence-based design best practices.
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