Peñalosa Promotes Place Making

“Urban place making” the popular name for an approach to creating public spaces by inviting primary users contribute to the planning, design, and management of the project.

Gil Peñalosa is a place making expert who has successfully led the design and development of hundreds of parks.  As the executive director of the Toronto based 8-80 Cities, and he advises local leaders on creating public places that promote vitality regardless of one's economic, social, or ethnic background.

 

Peñalosa was recently invited by the St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce to join a series of local lectures and discussion forums.   He told KFAI's Jumondeh Tweh that the Twin cities skyway system is not the urban asset many perceive it to be.

 

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