Placemaking is the art of using people-centered, creative design to make neighborhoods, districts, and entire communities more attractive and high-functioning. In a changing climate, we need our places also to be resilient in the face of extreme weather and everyday stresses. Strategies for creating resilient places include physical infrastructure, economic self-reliance, and above all, social connection and communication resources.
SHV’s Resilient Places program provides expertise, education, training, design and planning assistance to communities to address the urgent need to plan for changing climate conditions in ways that create abundant benefits for everyday life. Led by Cynthia Nikitin, who has run hundreds of successful planning and development projects during 28 years with the Project for Public Spaces, the Resilient Places program will work with a small group of communities that are motivated to create comprehensive resilience strategies in the 2020-21 timeframe.
Learn more. Join a conversation with Cynthia Nikitin and Melissa Everett September 9, 2020.