Placemaking is a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design, and management of public
spaces. It involves looking at, listening to, and
asking questions of the people who live, work, and play in a particular space to discover their
needs and aspirations. Placemaking can be used to
improve all of the spaces that comprise the gathering places within a community – its streets,
sidewalks, parks, buildings, and other public spaces – so they invite greater interaction between
people and foster healthier, more social, and economically viable communities. WCWRPC has partnered with the Project for Public Spaces (PPS) to
bring placemaking technology to west central Wisconsin.