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Creating Place

04/07/15 | View Comments

Each month in our Open Voices blog we share insight from leaders in our communities who are advancing what it means to have sacred, open green spaces in our cities. In April, we talk with several companies and initiatives developing meaningful places in our cities.


“Placemaking is a quiet movement that reimagines public spaces as the heart of every community, in every city. It’s a transformative approach that inspires people to create and improve their public spaces.”- Project for Public Spaces

Spaces designed and constructed based on the Nature Sacred Principle, presented here throughout our website, support everyday intimate and meaningful civic sacred experiences. Nature Sacred placemaking provides opportunity for a deeper human experience within carefully crafted public green spaces that offer temporary sanctuary, encourage reflection, provide solace, and engender peace and well-being.

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