The 2nd Annual Placemaking Week consisted of a weeklong series of activities that included a beautification project, community dialogue, sharing of best practices, and much more. We hope to see you at this year’s free, socially-distanced or virtual Placemaking Week events.
Zero Waste Clean Space
More than 25 people came out at dawn Saturday, Sept. 19 to beautify the Greater Bond Neighborhood by picking up trash. Attendees heard about future plans for improvement in the area and saw the new linear park that connects to the St. Marks Trail. If you were unable to attend Saturday but would like to arrange a separate clean up day, please contact Talethia Edwards ([email protected]).
Beautification | Collective Impact | Future Plans
Leveraging Place to Grow Tourism
Place has the power to transform communities into the best versions of themselves while also serving as a tourism draw. From smaller communities like Lake Placid, Florida to larger communities across the world many areas “Leverage Place to Grow Tourism.” As part of #TLHPlacemakingWeek Visit Tallahassee in partnership with KCCI hosted an inspiring presentation on this topic with special guests from Bentonville, Arkansas and the Department of PLACE. If you missed the call, you can still watch the informative presentation here: https://visittallahassee.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/VT_Industry_Zoom_092320.mp4
Best Practices | Virtual Dialogue | Unexpected Spaces
Art of the Box
On Wednesday, Sept. 23, the Art of the Box pilot project was unveiled at the corner of Adams St. and College Ave. A crowd of 30 came out to show support as artist Christopher Barnhart unwrapped his design, “Infinite Possibilities.” For more details about the unveiling, and a map of the other traffic box locations, click here: https://kccitallahassee.com/2020/09/23/art-of-the-box-unveiled/
Outdoor Art | Future Plans | Inclusive Placemaking
Informing & Connecting
Civil discussion with more than one opinion still does exist. Thank you to The Village Square for sharing the scoop on the Florida Constitutional Amendments that are on the ballot this year and for hosting an educational, civil discussion. In case you missed it, click here to watch the conversation.
Virtual Dialogue | Activation | Community Engagement