There’s a big difference between a true “place” and simply real estate or a collection of buildings. Creating attractive places where people feel safe and want to be is the end goal yet it’s important to create sustainable places that don’t overly rely on events and instead encourage daily activity. Too many communities live and die by event programming because the place isn’t naturally inviting or walkable.
Placemaking can create a true destination by focusing on walkability, beautification, traffic calming, and even creatively addressing parking strategies and perceptions.
Temporary activations of blocks, intersections, alleyways, parking lots and vacant spaces can spark investment and lead to long term improvements that have significant impact. Through testing and data collection these projects can support visioning and planning efforts as well as provide excellent opportunities for community engagement.
Managing social media for a city, destination, district or main street can be a little different. You need to bring that sense of place and community online. You need to support your local businesses, foster civic pride with locals and keep everyone updated with what is going on.
In this FREE Social Strategy Guide for Cities & Districts we’ll cover a range of topics including General Posting Guidelines, Content Ideas, Setting & Measuring Goals, Finding Influencers and Involving Local Businesses.