Public Space Management and Operations
Operations of a place requires the daily management of the physical space, whether publicly or privately owned, that encompasses cleaning, beautification, wayfinding, infrastructure maintenance, outreach, green space, and parking. Place managers address both the actual and perceived safety and security issues of a place by providing services, outreach and facilities. Place managers foster relationships with local and regional providers to share resources and information with the goal of cultivating safe and vibrant communities. Clean and safe teams have evolved within some districts to include engagement and intervention for those in need within our urban places.
Dwight White II Master Talk
Dwight is a multi-disciplinary creative, with ideas and strategy that originate by thoroughly understanding people. He utilizes insights to inspire, innovate and maintain relevancy with culture through creativity. He has worked to build strategies for growth with organizations across industries by understanding complex societal structures and current behaviors of consumers.
Advancing Places: Technology Trends for Managing Operations
Are you managing your district operations? Digital platforms enable UPMOs to deliver accurate information for more effective decision making. In this webinar recording, learn from four practitioners about the tools and technology they are using in their district to power more efficient operations.Read More
Scalable Innovations in Placemaking
Keeping Downtowns Safe with Public-Private Security Camera Programs
Light art festivals and interactive art installations are popping up all over the world. Illuminate the “how-tos” of creating public art experiences to differentiate your district, increase visitors and generate quantifiable metrics.
Creating a Layered Approach to Community Safety & Visitor Experience
PMOs have begun to create layered approaches to public safety, which seek to fill the gap between no response and emergency response to quality-of-life issues, focused on how community safety can be developed through engagement and ambassadorship.
Innovative and Compassionate Solutions to Working with our Unhoused Neighbors
Learn how different districts in North America are addressing the humanitarian crisis of homelessness with intention and how your PMO peers are responsive to stakeholder concerns while compassionately working to meet the needs of our most vulnerable.
River District Clean and Safe Team
The Public Space Team, under the guidance of the Clean and Safe program manager keeps the River District public areas, such as streets, sidewalks, bike lanes and parks, free of stains, litter, graffiti and bad odors. Most candidates have been referred to the team through, a volunteer work program or local shelters and service providers.
The Vanier HUB placemaking project activated an underused parking lot adjacent to the Mainstreet. By creating this one-of-a-kind community and arts space, the first of its kind in Ottawa, the ZAC Vanier BIA invited people to come rediscover Vanier – a community previously known for poverty and crime.
Winthrop Family Historical Garden
Twenty years after the original dedication of the Winthrop Family Historical Garden, the garden had become overgrown and was not serving the community in the way it was originally intended. Made possible through city grant funding, Uptown United was able to oversee a complete garden renovation to better align with current community needs.