Our city center belongs to the whole community. Let’s create Places for People in Downtown Eugene
You are invited to be part of downtown’s transformation!
The City of Eugene’s Places for People project, in partnership with Project for Public Spaces, will be asking the community about downtown’s parks, squares and sidewalks. You will be able to learn more about ways to transform public spaces and weigh in on what you think would make downtown feel more safe, vibrant and welcoming.
What's New?

Online Survey

Tell us your ideas and experiences about our downtown public spaces!

Join us at a Pop Up Station near you!

Project for Public Spaces and City staff will be in locations around downtown and other parts of the city this week.  Drop by and give us your thoughts!

Kesey Square (Broadway Plaza)
Broadway and Willamette Street
Thursday, October 13
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bi-Mart: 18th Ave
1680 W 18th Ave, Eugene
Thursday, October 13
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Market of Choice: Willakenzie
2580 Willakenzie Rd., Eugene
Friday, October 14
8:30 - 10:30 am
Pueblo a Pueblo Festival
Petersen Barn
870 Berntzen Rd, Eugene
Friday, October 14
5:30 - 8:00 pm
Lane County Farmers Market
8th Avenue and Oak Street
Saturday, October 15
8:30 - 11:00 am
Hult Center Lobby
1 Eugene Center
Saturday, October 15
7:00 - 8:00 pm
Don't forget!  Public events this week
Transforming Public Spaces:
Talk and Open House  with Fred Kent
The "Main Event!"  An open invitation to consider what makes a great public space, discuss how to make our downtown a better place for all, and offer your thoughts, concerns and aspirations for Downtown Eugene.
Thursday, October 13
7:30 - 9:30 pm
LCC Downtown Campus
101 W. 10th Avenue, Eugene

Learn the basics of Placemaking with renowned expert Fred Kent and provide input on making our  downtown public spaces great. 
Placemaking Workshops and Tours (RSVP needed)
Dive deeper into the Placemaking process and join a workshop!
The event is free, but registration is necessary.
Wednesday, October 12
5:00 - 8:00 pm
Hult Center Studio
1 Eugene Center, Eugene

Saturday, October 15
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Atrium Building
99 W. 10th Avenue, Eugene
thoughts from Project for Public Spaces
    Ten Strategies for Transforming Cities and Public Spaces through Placemaking

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

"Building inclusive, healthy, functional, and productive cities is perhaps the greatest challenge facing humanity today, and there are no easy solutions. A key part of the puzzle, though, lies right at the heart of the world’s urban areas: its public spaces. Here are ten ways you can help strengthen the social fabric of your community and jump-start economic development by creating and sustaining healthy public spaces.


Placemaking is based on a simple principle: if you plan cities for cars and traffic, you will get cars and traffic. If you plan for people and places, you will get people and places. More traffic and greater road capacity are not the inevitable results of growth..."

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