Placemaking Initiative

Public spaces are vital components of the physical design as well as the social fabric of any urban area. Public spaces are the platforms where public activities takes place. Since the beginning of the history of cities these spaces have been used for meetings, leisure, protests, and gatherings. There is a vital connection between art and urban planning. For planners, placemaking is, more than ever, beginning to involve the use of public art to revitalize cities. For artists, understanding the public realm is essential to the creation of effective and meaningful public art.