Updated: Mar 16
Placemaker (noun): someone who sees and manifests the potential of a place for social impact.
Placemakers build, restore, beautify and optimize. They make spaces functional, comfy, vibe-y, socially-driven, and/or economical. These skills manifest structurally, internally, and externally, with buildings, nature, and public spaces. They make places better.
Many of the places we occupy don't reflect the goodness, vitality, and opportunity they could. Truthfully, many of places we avoid feel dark, dingy, low, dangerous, ominous, and drag us down. There are not enough spaces, especially for those with harder stories, that lift us up.
Focus on the art, craft, and skills of placemaking as a networked-unit to transform and elevate our places to reflect the goodness that exists in people.
Unite and empower the placemakers of our region to transform our spaces.
Asset-map all Placemaking projects and Placemakers in a region
Converge Placemakers in a trust-building community for friendship and referral
Discuss past, upcoming, ongoing, and dream projects.
As a group, connect with national voices like Builtfully, Proximity Project, and Community Placemaking Lab through the Ormond Center.
Create a process and pipeline to work as consultants and workers to create and complete projects.
Showcase successful projects to build a body of knowledge and work to catalyze more.
Again, if you might be a Placemaker in Greater Dayton, fill out this form.