It’s In Our Nature for our brains to be hardwired to think in terms of place, and to give meaning and value to these places. At its heart, Placemaking celebrates our local community’s resources, inspiration, and potential with the intention of creating public places which foster health, happiness, and a sense of belonging. This is where the magic happens as we think of Preservation beyond its traditional model in order to reinforce its modern relevance and foster authenticity as our past and present converge.
Come explore practical applications for using Preservation to frame long-range Planning efforts [General / Specific / Character Area Plans], and rooting our shared historic and cultural resources at the core of our Placemaking campaigns. Learn how revealing genius loci [“spirit of place”] can inform everything from social media and GIS-based StoryMaps, to adaptive reuse projects and heritage tourism. Come ready to identify one exact Arizona place you personally feel connected to.