The Placemaking Section supports "tactical urbanism" in Prince George's County. Tactical urbanism is only one of many placemaking strategies.
This approach uses short-term, low-cost, and small interventions to change places. Successful projects can expanded in or beyond a community. The Section collaborates with agencies and community members to implement community-led projects. These projects, which vary by neighborhood, address specific planning issues. Each initiative is a demonstration that should have immediate impact, and be sustained by the community. Successful projects can be repeated elsewhere or have other long-term impacts.
In each project, the Section considers:
the issue to be addressed;
who is impacted;
whether the community leads or supports the project; and
whether the community can manage the project on its own.
In each project, we work with:
other Planning Department Sections;
State and County agencies; and
We are working with the Better Block Foundation on placemaking projects across the County. Click on the link on the left toolbar to learn about this work.