Photo credit: T.J. Maguire

Love this town: Waterfront Lessons from Halifax, NS, Canada — by T.J. Maguire (BCD’11), Urban Designer, Develop Nova Scotia — was recognized as the top guest post of the year by Project for Public Spaces (PPS).  PPS is the central hub of the global placemaking movement, connecting people to ideas, resources, expertise, and partners who see place as the key to addressing our greatest challenges.

This article showcases the way that talented placemakers like T.J. are learning from a growing global movement and adapting lessons to their own local context. The 2nd International Placemaking Week in Amsterdam opened Maguire’s eyes to the importance of “lovability” in public space, and at Wuhan Placemaking Week, he paid that experience forward by sharing with an emerging network of Chinese placemakers how he has made his own waterfront in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, a more lovable place. See the full article here.‍