About This Show
All communities face certain challenges.
But some people see challenges as opportunities.
On Placemakers, we bring you stories about the spaces we inhabit and the people who shape them. Join us as we criss-cross the country, introducing you to real people in real communities — people who make a difference in how we travel, work, and live.
You’ll never look at your community the same way again.
Most Recent Episode
The Quest to Make the Perfect Place
Dec 5 16
Imagine a place where you can stroll down the sidewalk, wave to yourneighbors on their porch, then pick up your dry cleaning or have lunch at the café.That’s the kind of walkable, compact, mixed-use community envisioned by thefounders of New Urbanism—including Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk. But some people saythere’s a reason one of Plater-Zyberk’s developments played a starring role in amemorable Hollywood film about overly constructed reality.