Eight Ways to Create GreatPlaces
Build on community input
Employ effective facilitation to encourage broad participation, deliver an aligned vision, and realize neighborhood plans.
Reweave the urban fabric
Create, repair, and enhance connections within existing neighborhoods.
Plan for the details
Thoughtfully integrate useful details, attention to sustainable materials and systems, and user mobility options.
Prioritize people not cars
Sidewalks, plazas, and public spaces create welcoming environments scaled for people and encourage walking and biking.
Designed to fit in
Complement existing neighborhood structure and scale.
Consider all users and functions as well as beauty in the design of the space between the buildings.
Activate the streetscape with a generous, mixed-use ground floor and thoughtful public realm which give a sense of energy and welcome to people of all walks of life.
Build a strong connection to people and place by invigorating common spaces, creating spots to meet and gather, and supporting access to transport.