Placemaking, Place Governance, Place Activation
Project for Public Spaces has identified that:
“Governance is (generally) not set up to create great places. Indeed, the current culture and structure of government and civic infrastructure may actually be the greatest obstacle (more than money, ideas, talent, infrastructure, etc.) to successful Placemaking. Currently, no department or community organization is in charge of creating good places. Even when everyone is doing their job masterfully, great places generally fall outside of everyone’s mission and goals.”
The future for local governments is based around places and people.