Downtown Los Angeles
Tuesday March 31 2009
(114 W 5th Street)
"Placemaking is not just the act of building or fixing up a space, but a holistic approach to creating vital public destinations that promote community commitment and involvement. It capitalizes on a community's assets, inspirations, and potential, creating good public spaces that promote health, happiness, and well-being."
- Project for Public Spaces
Presentation & Interactive Workshop Presented by the Sustainability Committee of the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council
Project for Public Spaces is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people create and sustain public spaces that build stronger communities. Founded in 1975, PPS embraces the insights of William (Holly) Whyte, a pioneer in understanding the way people use public spaces. Today, PPS has become an internationally recognized center for best-practices, information, and resources about Placemaking.
James Rojas, transportation planner and co-founder of the Latino Urban Forum, uses scaled models to engage community members in the discovery and creation of new urban configurations with an emphasis on more pedestrian-friendly environments.
The Sustainability Committee is dedicated to empowering the downtown community to create a culture of sustainability. We will work with the community to increase accessibility to existing programs and services through outreach and public education. We will identify and create opportunities for new programming and partnerships to meet our goals for a more livable, affordable, and efficient urban center.
The mission of the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council is to unite the diverse communities of Downtown Los Angeles and to provide an innovative forum for all community stakeholders to contribute to a healthy, vibrant, and inclusive Downtown.