2015 Placemaking Conference

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Conference Information

Cities for All – Gil Penalosa

"To improve walking you have to make the pedestrian the priority." "If you can build cities that work for people who are 8 years old and 80, you have hit the mark." Global cities are facing challenges that can be solved with new...

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Power of Place – Carol Coletta

"We live in a democracy that depends on voters, and voting depends on engagement. The future of the city is crowdsourced." "At Knight we are exploring how places can be designed to encourage more robust engagement. The places we...

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Branding Communities – Tripp Muldrow

"A brand in a community is a promise a place makes with people. In communities we are working, we are working on branding for people who live there rather than to attract people in." Tripp Muldrow works with communities to express...

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Anchoring Quality Communities – Tom Murphy

"Cities are being driven by their ability to attract talent. The most important investment a city can make is education." "Denver is an example of a city that made an intentional decision to invest in mass transit. Oklahoma City...

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