Creative placemaking

The Placemaking Section supports "creative placemaking" in Prince George's County. 

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:

  • community residents;
  • local businesses;
  • other Planning Department Sections;
  • County Councilmembers;
  • State and County agencies; and
  • community organizations.

We are working with the Better Block Foundation on placemaking projects across the County. 

Tactical Urbanism Example Hyattsville