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PlaceMaking@Work

Participate live or get content now, on-demand, from our growing library of tutorials

SC at Work SIGN ONLY-1Whether you’re a community leader, municipal staff person, developer or citizen advocate, the PlaceMaking@Work Webinar Education Series is about empowerment: Providing the information, tools and perspective you need to effect meaningful change in your community.

Accessibly priced and sensitive to your busy schedule, your entire group or office can train up for just one fee per connection. At a regular schedule of once a month, you can participate in the live session or view the ever-growing library of recorded sessions on-demand on any Flash-compatible device.

With topics covering the full spectrum of placemaking challenges, you’ll find cutting-edge guidance from the industry’s leading practitioners. All for just $15 per session.

Held every 3rd Thursday at 3pm EDT, each webinar runs roughly 60 minutes. With a different speaker every month and Hazel Borys as your moderator, you’ll have plenty of time to ask questions by iChat or phone, and engage in a meaningful discussion.

Got questions, need to pay by check, or want to know more about continuing education credits? Click here.

Webinar Marketplace

Complete Program Inventory
Circular Intersections We Love. Or Don't. A dialogue around shaping urban space with traffic circles, roundabouts, modern roundabouts and the circus. Read More
MatthewLewis
Smart Codes Mean Business: Serving Pent Up Demand with Matthew Lewis
Available On-Demand

Recorded Session | $15

The SmartCode, and other form-based codes, deliver results that matter -- not just in terms of municipal goals but to residents and their day-to-day quality of life: Increased land values in targeted areas because of allowable densities, transportation connectivity... Read More
Galina Tachieva
Sprawl Repair from Phoenix to Miami with Galina Tachieva
Available On-Demand

Recorded Session | $15

Sprawl remains the prevailing growth pattern across the United States, even though experts in planning, economics and environmental issues have long denounced it as wasteful, inefficient, and unsustainable. Sprawl is a principal cause of lost open space and natural habitat... Read More
Stephanos
Plazas, Squares and Other People Places with Stefanos Polyzoides
Available On-Demand

Recorded Session | $15

"An architecture of place delivers projects that respond to two fundamental purposes: Incrementally constructing the city and establishing a sustaining relationship with nature. And doing so for the economic, and psychic benefit of all. This pro urbanist and pro environmentalist architecture... Read More
howard_blackson
The Next Tools for the Next Urbanism with Howard Blackson
Available On-Demand

Recorded Session | $15

The role of the public realm and civic space in the 21st century city has shifted. Repositioning themselves after the suburbanization of the 20th century require new tools to address the Next Urbanism. Howard Blackson has been talking about... Read More
Eliza Harris
Tactical Urbanism: Lessons Learned, Charging Ahead with Eliza Harris
Available On-Demand

Recorded Session | $15

Tactical Urbanism, the increasingly lauded movement of “short term action, long term change,” is all the rage among progressive urban Millennials. And that’s a good thing. Empowering incremental physical improvement turns community planning... Read More
GeoffDyer
The Town Center Solution to the Livability Problem with Geoff Dyer
Available On-Demand

Recorded Session | $15

While walkable mixed use town centers may not be the *easy* choice for the asphalt guy, the engineer, or even the developer who has to attract tenants to an environment they may not be as used to, they are certainly becoming best practices... Read More
John-Anderson
Getting to Small-Scale Incremental Development with John Anderson
Available On-Demand

Recorded Session | $15

Since John Anderson's last PlaceMaking@Work webinar, The Dark Art of Urban Development, the incremental development slide deck has been nicely fleshed out. Photographs of recently built stuff replaced drawing of stuff he wanted to build. Financial statements have replaced proformas... Read More
EllenDunhamJones
Suburban Retrofits: What Works, What Doesn't? with Ellen Dunham-Jones
Available On-Demand

Recorded Session | $15

In 2012 and 2013, it's been fun to shift the focus from, "Yes, retrofitting is possible and here's why it's good" to "Okay, you guys are doing this. Are the results good enough? How do we raise the bar?"  In particular, specific suggestions on how to address the problems... Read More
Jarrett Walker
Transit Truths: The Human Transit Perspective with Jarrett Walker
Available On-Demand

Recorded Session | $15

Suddenly, public transit is a critical issue. What is quality public transit? Who can realistically expect to be served by it? What kinds of quality matter? How do we recognize and nurture it? What are the goals we want it to achieve, and how do we navigate... Read More
susan-henderson
Getting to Yes on Form-Based Codes: A Political Primer with Susan Henderson
Available On-Demand

Recorded Session | $15

Changing a city or county zoning ordinance is more than just a change in code. It’s a change in paradigm for the development community. It’s a change in options and opportunities. It’s a change to the look and feel of the places everyday people call home... Read More
Joe-Nickol
The Creative Economy: Nashville Case Study with Joe Nickol
Available On-Demand

Recorded Session | $15

Creative Placemaking has come of its own within the last year, with art and culture at the heart of a portfolio of integrated strategies to drive community transformation through creativity and diversity. The understanding of the value capture of creative placemaking is... Read More
Bruce Tolar Ross Chapin
"Pocket Neighborhoods": Scale Matters with Ross Chapin, Bruce Tolar
Available On-Demand

Recorded Session | $15

Massive demographic shifts, changing market demand, rising energy costs and new economic realities for families and governments at all levels will impose an entirely different context for development and redevelopment than the one that has driven housing... Read More
Peter Swift
Mobility Morph: Auto Thoroughfares into Complete Streets with Peter Swift
Available On-Demand

Recorded Session | $15

Post-recession, we've got a lot less blank slate, greenfield development where streets get designed and built from scratch. Instead we're dealing with redevelopment and infill where the challenge is to retrofit existing streets to make them walkable. That may include a colorful palette... Read More
Hazel Scott
Healthier, Happier Places in 2013 with Hazel Borys and Scott Bernstein
Available On-Demand

Recorded Session | $15

Out of the difficulties of the Great Depression and World War II came the idea of Gross Domestic Product as an indicator of how well countries perform. Similar to Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index and Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness, an Urban Happiness Index... Read More
Mike-Lydon
Tactical Urbanism Testing Grounds with Mike Lydon
Available On-Demand

Recorded Session | $15

Improving the livability of our towns and cities commonly starts at the street, block, or building scale. While larger scale efforts do have their place, incremental, small-scale improvements are increasingly seen as a way to stage more substantial investments... Read More
ben-bruce
A Cottage Solution to the Housing Problem with Ben Brown, Bruce Tolar
Available On-Demand

Recorded Session | $15

The devastating impacts of Hurricane Sandy on neighborhoods in the Atlantic coastal states will ramp up discussions about sustainable housing design for a New Normal. Add to that sense of urgency rising concerns about community affordability, energy efficiency... Read More
nathan-norris
Top Missed Municipal Placemaking Opportunities with Nathan Norris
Available On-Demand

Recorded Session | $15

Many cities continue to waste time and money by investing in tools, policies and programs that deliver lousy results. In this session Nathan Norris will discuss the most effective ways for your city to leverage its placemaking assets for superior results. Read More
LeeSobel
Market-Driven Smart Growth with Lee Sobel, EPA
Available On-Demand

Recorded Session | $15

Smart Growth is good for business. In market downturns and upswings, developers and communities have opportunities for growth that may be too important to pass up, especially when they are viewed as catalytic projects that could add exponential value... Read More
HowardBlackson
Form-Based Regulations Beyond the City with Howard Blackson
Available On-Demand

Recorded Session | $15

SmartCodes, form-based codes and place-based codes are now common tools to implement mixed-use developments. This session will discuss precedents, trends and innovative regional policy structures that enable these new development regulations... Read More
John-Anderson
The Dark Art of Urban Development with Designer/Developer John Anderson
Available On-Demand

Recorded Session | $15

The big picture goals of placemaking and public policy are all well and good, but what happens if you are trying to make a living building under this whole SmartCode/Form-based-code set up? If you still have a building company after weathering the Great Recession... Read More
GeoffDyer
Urban Design for Character-Based Environments with Geoff Dyer
Available On-Demand

Recorded Session | $15

So you have a form-based code adopted or close to it, and now people are getting their heads around how to design under the new zoning ordinance? This session shines a light on urban design, once a form-based code is adopted locally... Read More
RobSpanier
Balanced Retail for Successful Urbanism with Rob Spanier
Available On-Demand

Recorded Session | $15

What brings energy, personality and vibrancy to cities, towns and mixed-use development projects? At the core of any great place are the restaurants, bars, cafés and entertainment concepts that help to shape the personality of the place they are a part of... Read More
susan-henderson
Form-Based Codes and the Public Process with Susan Henderson
Available On-Demand

Recorded Session | $15

One of the greatest challenges to writing a form-based code is determining how to customize its ingredients to the specific context of your community while fully engaging the public in the process. In the current economic cycle, the public process must evolve... Read More
MatthewLewis
Two Cities: A Planning Director's Perspective with Matthew Lewis
Available On-Demand

Recorded Session | $15

Cities are in one of the most unpredictable economic environments that we have seen. Tax dollars are shrinking and every community is being challenged to become more innovative with expenditures in a rapid way. Infrastructure is getting older... Read More
Victor_Dover
New Models for Mixed Use: Infill Strategies with Victor Dover
Available On-Demand

Recorded Session | $15

During boom times, mixed-use development made a spectacular comeback, albeit much of it in the form of the megaprojects that are suddenly rare today. So now what? After decades of pushing by new urbanists and smart growth advocates... Read More
HazelBorys
Benchmarks for Economic Sustainability with Hazel Borys
Available On-Demand

Recorded Session | $15

Most of our current laws make the economic losers – from the city’s perspective – easy to build, while mixed-use walkable neighborhoods are generally illegal. Particularly at a time when incremental, small-scale infill is more supportable than vast green fields... Read More
bob-gibbs
New Rules for Retail: A Form-Based Perspective with Bob Gibbs
Available On-Demand

Recorded Session | $15

American towns and cities traditionally provided for the majority of their markets and offered a wide range of goods and services including groceries, hardware, apparel, and home furnishings, in small shops as well as at least one major department store... Read More
nathan-norris
Buy-In from the Beginning: Planning as Politics with Nathan Norris
Available On-Demand

Recorded Session | $15

This webinar recognizes that when it's not business as usual, planning is politics. When livability and sustainability are being implemented via Smart Growth approaches, it means changes in the daily business of cities, towns, and counties. Which requires a change in politics... Read More
DougFarr
Imbedding Sustainability in the SmartCode with Doug Farr
Available On-Demand

Recorded Session | $15

The webinar examines how to take the sustainability inherent in form-based codes to the next level, by adding on goals, incentives, and methods to any transect-based code. First, we'll look at the environmentally destructive effects of sprawl-inducing zoning... Read More
howard_blackson
Placemaking for Transit-Oriented Developments with Howard Blackson
Available On-Demand

Recorded Session | $15

This recorded webinar looks at methods in which Transit-Oriented Development can become more than just transit thoroughfares, but also sit-able, linger-able, and hang-out-able places. Importantly, the webinar will analyze how to legally enable plans and design... Read More
steve-mouzon
Original Green: Recovering Sustainable Traditions with Steve Mouzon
Available On-Demand

Recorded Session | $15

Learning Objectives: 1: Explain the environmentally destructive effects of sprawl-inducing zoning and subdivision regulations. 2: Describe the critical need to returning to the patterns of walkable urbanism that has proven sustainable for generations... Read More
andres-duany
Agricultural Urbanism: Local Food with Andrés Duany
Available On-Demand

Recorded Session | $15

Andrés Duany, FAIA, discusses Agricultural Urbanism and Slow Urbanism, and their relationship to sustainable planning practices and zoning reform. Learning objectives: Reintegrating and localizing food production on a range of scales, both for urbanism and production... Read More
ben-brown
Managing Message and Media in the New Normal with Ben Brown
Available On-Demand

Recorded Session | $15

At the heart of what connects people — to initiatives and to each other — is a story. Stories form the context that sets expectations and invites participation. They inspire. And they provide the framework that creates order. In a time of increased access to these stories... Read More
susan-henderson
Form-Based Coding at the Regional Level with Susan Henderson
Available On-Demand

Recorded Session | $15

This webinar addresses form-based codes at the regional level, and looks at case studies and lessons learned from writing form-based codes for counties. Learning Objectives: 1: Explain the environmentally destructive effects of sprawl-inducing zoning... Read More
JenniferHurley_100
Form-Based Codes Implementation Strategies with Jennifer Hurley
Available On-Demand

Recorded Session | $15

While there are hundreds of form-based codes that pass the test to achieve FBCI criteria, implementation is a unique process that must be tailored to each community. The strategy and timing are slightly different for every place, depending on many factors... Read More
Marina_Khoury_100
Miami 21 Case Study with Marina Khoury
Available On-Demand

Recorded Session | $15

Miami, Florida is the largest city to adopt a mandatory SmartCode for its jurisdiction. This webinar examines the urban design and form-base code writing of this initiative, as well as looks at the political and design impacts of the zoning reform results. We look at the Miami21... Read More
GalinaTachieva_100
Sprawl Repair Field Guide with Galina Tachieva
Available On-Demand

Recorded Session | $15

The Sprawl Repair Module has been created as a special “plug-in” to the SmartCode to activate the technology for repair as a part of the code. The module presents a sequence of techniques for retrofitting the sprawl elements into complete communities... Read More
susan-henderson
SmartCode Calibration Basics with Susan Henderson
Available On-Demand

Recorded Session | $15

This webinar addresses how to calibrate a transect-based and form-based code to the particulars of a local environment. The first requirement for a powerful code is a meaningful vision. Once the visioning is complete, the first coding steps are... Read More
ChadEmerson100
Montgomery Case Study with Chad Emerson
Available On-Demand

Recorded Session | $15

Montgomery, Alabama is filled with great history. From the Civil War to Civil Rights, some of the country's key events happened in Alabama's state capital. Today, Montgomery is building a new history — one centered on the idea of sustainability. To do this... Read More

Questions & Continuing Education

For questions, contact: 
info@placemakers.com 
(204) 989-0217

If you’d prefer to pay by check, please send name, title, and email address of registrant, along with a check to:
PlaceMakers, LLC
5136 Sevilla Ave., NW
Albuquerque NM 87120

CNUa
Each live webinar carries 1 hour of CNUa credit, and may be eligible for self-reporting to other professional organizations.
Please note, a written test must be taken to get credit for watching recorded sessions.