In this fourth post taking us down memory lane, we remember our 2012 placemaking contest, which spread awareness about placemaking as a community and economic development strategy.
The It’s About Place competition engaged almost 50 individuals or teams to identify an underutilized space in their community, consider how they could improve the location through placemaking, and design a solution to turn it into a community space. Over 17,000 of you were moved by the competition, and submitted votes to help choose which finalists most successfully planned more attractive, welcoming, and safe places. The four finalists selected by the judges received financial assistance towards implementing their projects and three of the four projects have now been built.
We would like to one last time congratulate our winners and thank everyone who participated in making the contest such a success!