None of the 2011 winning projects would have been successful without partnerships that overcame initial resistance to development and incorporated disparate points of view. These inclusive strategies ultimately enhanced the public’s capacity to perform, improved the quality of public and private services delivered, added quality space to the urban built environment, and improved the climate for business interests.

As the complexity of placemaking is revealed, the difficulty of managing a series of complex relationships in a manner that results in well-made and sustainable places becomes increasingly clear.


  • Innovative Partnerships
  • Working the Edges
  • Who Wins and Who Loses?