Everyone deserves to live, work, and play in beautiful places.
Explore these case studies to learn how communities of all sizes and geographies are embracing and enhancing the qualities that make them unique through innovative placemaking projects.
Creating Communities of Character
When a chain store moves into town, it often brings a sense of “Anyplace, USA,” detracting from the community’s unique characteristics. Communities can preserve their sense of place by negotiating with national retailers, using tools such as design standards, corridor overlays, form-based codes, and design review.