Obama, Clinton, McCain all claim to be the true Placemaking candidate

Project for Public Spaces has long been a colleague organization to the Center for Democracy and Citizenship , and their work in making and advocating for successful public spaces is among the best in the world. Their April 1 newsletter features a tongue-in-cheek take on presidential candidates McCain, Clinton and Obama as leaders in making public spaces.

But seriously, you ask, what is a public space? Public space implies an interplay between physical setting, social expectation, and patterns of behavior. How people use the space ought to direct the physical design rather than the other way around. Intentional use of spaces can transform them into lively public environments.

Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs