About The Place Space
The Place Space (TPS) was established as a platform for sharing innovative ideas which address issues in transportation, accessibility, and public spaces in cities around the world. Founded in December 2019, TPS aspires to promote the revitalization of urban spaces and to encourage localized improvements that embrace equity and mobility regardless of economic background, race, gender, age, or disability.
The goal of TPS is to identify existing urban issues then propose creative solutions which better the lives of residents and offset the negative impacts of climate change. While we mainly focus on physical improvements – new transit stops, parks, bike lanes, etc. – we’ll occasionally provide opinion pieces on policies from the local to the national level.
TPS generally adheres to new urbanist principles in each of the designs shown on the site. These principles include denser cities with walkable and bikeable corridors, mixed use zoning, accessible and frequent transit, a reduction in single occupancy vehicle usage, and vibrant public spaces which promote “eyes on the street.” Check out our first blog post which discusses these principles.
Designs and Ideas
The designs, ideas, and opinions published on TPS are those of the author, unless otherwise stated. We welcome (and encourage!) feedback and ideas from readers who are interested in improving their cities and neighborhoods. Our posts will mainly be focused on greater Los Angeles, but we hope to discuss lots of different cities and regions. Credit will be given to the original author if selected to be featured on the site, unless requested to remain anonymous. If you have an idea to improve your city, send it to Dawson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that the posts published on this site are only ideas, and can not account for all the concerns and viewpoints from all invested stakeholders (i.e. neighbors, nearby businesses, public agencies, etc.) without a proper public engagement process. Additionally, the ideas presented are conceptual and may require further technical analysis prior to implementation. Ultimately neighborhoods, local activists, and politicians must work together to develop the best programs for the community.