“Placemaking is both an overarching idea and a hands-on tool for improving a neighborhood, city or region. It has the potential to be one of the most transformative ideas of this century.” – from PPS, Project for Public Spaces
THE PLACEMAKING PYRAMID
Inspiration – Spirit
Potential – Mind
Assets – Body
“Placemaking is a mindful and deliberative constant reshaping of our public spaces and environment to fulfill our evolutionary needs. A collective effort, unburdened by right/wrong, permissions or policy, Placemaking allows natural patterns to connect, thereby creating a balance of health, happiness and well-being. Placemaking naturally brings together minds, bodies and spirit, and in so doing, completes the built environment in such a way as to mimic our own selves. A place without Placemaking is incomplete and out of balance with our very nature.” – Cynthia Wyrick Bledsoe
Cynthia is an inaugural member of the global Placemaking Leadership Council and welcomes inquiries for speaking engagements, training seminars, and workshops. She is an experienced facilitator and planner of successful charrettes and SYNCONs, a co-creative planning process.