PlaceMaking Workshop
September 29, 2021: 9:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

PlaceMaking is a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design, and management of public spaces, which capitalizes on a local community's assets, inspiration, and potential, with the intention of creating public spaces that promote people's health, happiness, and well-being.

Event Details
  • Presented in Partnership with Troy University, Troy IDEA Bank, and The City of Troy
  • Facilitated by: Nathan Norris, Founding Principal, CityBuilding Partnership, LLC
  • Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2021
  • Time: 9:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
  • Location: Troy IDEA Bank, 63 S. Court Square, Troy, AL 36081
  • Price: $95
9:00 A.M. Check in and morning coffee
9:15 A.M. Welcome
Major General Walter D. Givhan, Senior Vice Chancellor for Advancement and Economic Development, Troy University
9:25 A.M. How to Incorporate PlaceMaking as Part of Your Economic Development and Tourism Strategy
  • Why Place Matters
  • 3 Steps of Placemaking
  • The 20 Most Common PlaceMaking Mistakes Cities Make
10:45 A.M. Break
11:00 A.M. Special Topics Discussion
  • Zoning codes
  • Retail
  • Affordable housing
  • Downtown Revitalization
12:15 P.M. Working Lunch
Provided by Troy IDEA Bank
1:00 P.M. Downtown Square Walking Tour - Interactive Exercise & Discussion
Participants who prefer not to walk can sit on the square or in the training facility and join the discussion after the tour.
2:30 P.M. Next Steps for Your Community
3:00 P.M. Adjourn
Nathan Norris
Nathan Norris
Founding Principal, CityBuilding Partnership, LLC

We wish to gratefully acknowledge the support of these organizations: Troy University, Troy IDEA Bank, and The City of Troy.

Troy University
Idea Bank - Troy University
A wonderful place to live! The City of Troy 1843
Registration Fee

The registration fee for the PlaceMaking Workshop is $95.

Note: This course qualifies for re-certification for EDAA Leadership Institute graduates. If you want re-certification credit, please let us know at registration.

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Last Updated: March 21, 2022