Placemaking training and stakeholder workshop to help rethink public spaces across the island and to envision what is possible for Bermuda.
The Project for Public Spaces is conducting a seminar and workshops in Bermuda on placemaking. These are taking place on Monday, 20 March 2017 and Tuesday, 21 March 2017. The Department of Planning is proud to host this event.
What is placemaking? Placemaking is about improving public spaces through a process that begins with discovering what the people in a community need and desire.
If, in your travels, you have enjoyed particular parks, squares, public markets, pedestrian streets, and wondered what made them special, then the upcoming seminar and workshop on Placemaking in Bermuda is for you.
You know the type of special place: it is a space that feels welcoming, relaxing, safe and alive all at once. You sense a community feeling; there are thriving shops and businesses around you; activities and events capture your attention; and, the people-watching is great! Most important, though, you want to come back.
It is possible to convert bland spaces into quality places people want to visit and revisit, and the foremost organisation that helps communities do this is the New York-based non-profit, Project for Public Spaces (PPS). This month, PPS will visit Bermuda, bringing their placemaking expertise to our shores, working in conjunction with the Bermuda Department of Planning. The main public events will take place on the evening of 20 March and the morning of 21 March.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
20 March 1.30pm - 4.30pm: Site visits and small group meetings with designated participants as identified by the Department of Planning.
20 March 7.00pm - 9.00pm: Principles of Placemaking: the Power of 10. This presentation will explain the placemaking process and its core principles. It will be accompanied by a Power of 10 exercise facilitated by PPS staff. The Power of 10 is a concept that all neighbourhoods and cities need a number of great destinations to be truly lively spaces. Participants will think afresh about the destinations and places in their corner of Bermuda. Open to all. Registration required.
Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall, Church Street, Hamilton
21 March 9.00am - 12.00pm: "What Makes a Great Place" & The Place Game This interactive workshop will begin with a presentation on core placemaking principles and provide background on how to evaluate and understand a place from a user's point of view. A Place Game exercise will focus on two areas in Hamilton - one on the waterfront and one in North-East Hamilton - and, in teams, participants will assess the spaces and develop a vision for the sites. This is a 'hands on' opportunity to apply the Power of 10 concepts. Open to all but numbers are limited. Registration required.
Pier 6, Front Street, Hamilton.
21 March 1.00pm - 5.00pm: Site visits and small group meetings with designated participants as identified by the Department of Planning.
Participants are responsible for their own meals. Light refreshments will be provided.
PLEASE USE THE SIGN UP FORM TO REGISTER FOR EITHER THE MONDAY PRESENTATION OR THE TUESDAY WORKSHOP OR BOTH. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
For the small group meetings, the Department of Planning is reaching out directly to those participants.
If you have any questions, contact the Department of Planning at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Julie Marshall at 295 5151 ext. 1403.