Our city center belongs to the whole community.
Let’s create Places for People in Downtown Eugene
Last chance to take the survey

Online Survey

Tell us your ideas and experiences about our downtown public spaces!  It takes about 5 minutes, and don't forget to send it to others who share an interest in downtown.  Thank you to everyone who's already taken to the time to respond!

The survey will conclude on November 18th.

Join us at a Pop Up Station near you!

For the final round of Pop Up Stations, the team will be at these locations over the next week.  Drop by and give us your thoughts!

Goodwill Thrift Store
1010 Green Acres Rd
Wednesday, November 9
9:00 - 11:00 am
Erb Memorial Union
University of Oregon
Wednesday, November 9
10:00am – 12:00 pm
Erb Memorial Union
University of Oregon
Thursday, November 10
8:00 - 10:00 am
Churchill High School
1850 Bailey Hill Rd
Thursday, November 10
3:15 – 4:15 pm
Erb Memorial Union
University of Oregon
Friday, November 11
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Capella Market
2489 Willamette St, Eugene
Monday, November 14
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Grocery Outlet
2060 River Rd, Eugene
Tuesday, November 15
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Did you miss Fred Kent?  Watch the video!
Transforming Public Spaces
October 13, 2016

In October, we hosted a public presentation by Fred Kent, the founder and president of Project for Public Spaces. If you were unable to attend - or if you'd like to share it with a friend - you can watch it here.

(warning: the audio levels are weak for the first 2-3 minutes)

thoughts from Project for Public Spaces
    10 Principles for Successful Squares

To introduce you to Project for Public Spaces, we thought we'd share some of their writing:

"The ten principles below are based on the hundreds of squares–the good and the bad–that we’ve analyzed and observed since then. What stands out most is that design is only a small fraction of what goes into making a great square. To really succeed, a square must take into account a host of factors that extend beyond its physical dimensions.

1. IMAGE AND IDENTITY

Historically, squares were the center of communities, and they traditionally helped shape the identity of entire cities. Sometimes a fountain was used to give the square a strong image..."

If you would like to subscribe to updates about the Places for People project, write to us at placesforpeople@ci.eugene.or.us and tell us you would like to receive our emails.  And share it with your friends!  
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