Placemaking Initiatives


Placemaking involves transforming often underutilized public spaces into dynamic "community places."  It employs a people-centered process and emphasizes promotion of people's health, happiness and well-being, while capitalizing on a local community's assets. Placemaking activities at Wayne State are led by the Office of Economic Development. The office also leads the university's Placemaking Committee and manages our student PlaceMakers. For more information, contact Jeri Stroupe,


Walk [Wayne State]

DIA Inside|Out

Park(ing) Day

Walkable Warren

Winter Art & Retail Market

Learn more about Placemaking at Project for Public Spaces.