Utilizing Placemaking as an Affordable Neighborhood Revitalization Tool

APA Florida Chapter


Friday, September 8, 2017
10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. EDT


Placemaking 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. In addition, it is an affordable tool used to stimulate neighborhood revitalization through local resources, involved people, and creative thinking. Utilizing examples from across the country, this session will illustrate how to bring to life small, affordable urban design projects and placemaking concepts that can have big impacts in neighborhoods and communities. It also focuses on successful recently implemented initiatives throughout Jacksonville's urban core that have morphed into significant drivers of neighborhood revitalization.


Ennis Davis, AICP

Invited Speaker

Susan Harden, AICP, CMSM, LEED AP

Invited Speaker

Committed to empowering communities, Susan has built her career around community-based planning and visioning, urban core revitalization, public involvement, comprehensive land use and active transportation planning. Co-author of an APA Planners Advisory Service Report entitled Placemaking On A Budget, Susan is also on teaches neighborhood revitalization and mobility courses to ... Read More

Contact Info

Allara Gutcher, allara@theplanningcollaborative.com