Project for Public Spaces (PPS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people create and sustain public places that build communities.
PPS is the "town square" of the Placemaking movement, connecting, informing and inspiring people to create successful public spaces. PPS has worked in 43 countries, 50 states and 3,000 communities.
PPS is an award-winning planning and design organization. Though projects we have worked on have won all-kinds of awards (from presidential design awards to professional awards). We believe the communities should be given the awards and that the current awards system is mostly distancing the professions from the communities they are meant to serve. Many of the spaces we have been involved in are award winning but most of the credit should go to the communities behind them. Likewise, many design-award-winning spaces are not really serving their communities.