Placemaking & Community Planning
Enhancing Community Character
We believe everyone deserves to live, work, and play in beautiful places. The scenic qualities of our communities impact our quality of life—promoting economic prosperity, mental health, and community pride. Our elected officials have a responsibility to encourage responsible development that preserves what’s unique about our communities while looking to the future.
We must protect our country’s unique qualities, from our streetscapes to our views to our skies.
Tree Conservation & Native Planting
Trees and native plants enhance the beauty of our communities while delivering health, environmental, and economic benefits.
Electronic Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
Communities should keep scenic concerns in mind when building more EV charging infrastructure.
Governments and organizations concerned with rampant development can take steps to establish easements.
Protecting Scenic Views
Scenic views are among our greatest treasures, and they must be protected.
Fighting Light Pollution
Our dark skies are disappearing, and digital billboards are part of the problem.
Every Community Tells a Story
It’s our responsibility to protect the unique qualities that set our communities apart. Get involved in planning matters in your town and reach out to Scenic America if we can assist you in preserving your community’s unique character.
Placemaking Institute 2022
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