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Connecting people, places, and local economies.  

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About Me
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Led by Stephen (Steve) Davies, Co-Founder of Project for Public Spaces (PPS), Place Solutions Group helps communities reach their full potential through placemaking -- connecting local places, people, products, skills, and talent.   At the heart  and soul of our work are public markets, but we strive to go further -- to build dynamic places where local enterprises of all kinds can thrive and communities can celebrate their diversity and uniqueness.


Strategic Project Planning

Based on our over 40 years of experience, we help communities discover and unleash hidden potential, and translate ideas into action. We partner with you and  build a  project team to suit your project needs, often including the talented staff of  Project for Public Spaces.     If you have a public market, or want to start one, or you have a district or place in your community where there is untapped economic and place potential, here's how we can help: 

  • Facilitating community dialogue 

  • Assessment of opportunities 

  • Design and management strategies for proven success

Global Residency Program

We provide residencies over a 2-6 week period  to mentor and provide intensive assistance to community organizations seeking to advance their local public markets and places, and enhance their placemaking abilities.  We seek organizations with proven capacity with  needs that match our skills and time availability.   Contact us for more information.

In 2018, our first residency was with the Hanoi office of Healthbridge Foundation of Canada, working with local partners and architects to develop modernization approaches for the city's traditional wet markets, to upgrade these remarkable places without sacrificing their traditional character.  Read more.

Let's Talk

"Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody."

Jane Jacobs

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