Placemaking: Shaping Your Environments
February 10, 2021
11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Speaker: Jeff Siegler, Founder, Revitalize, or Die and Founding Partner, Proud Places
When we think of placemaking, we typically imagine how we dress up our favorite public space, but the concept of place is so much bigger. Place is ubiquitous. It effects everything we do and it is one of the largest determinants of the type of life we lead. We are always surrounded by place. How places are built, how they function, and how they are designed dictate how people go about leading their lives. Our places have the ability to make us proud, or make us feel ashamed. They have the ability to bring us closer to one another, or make us feel alone. The places we shape, determine our physical, mental, social and economic health. In understanding how much our places shape our lives, we begin to understand how much better we need to do in shaping our places.