The City of Charlotte’s Placemaking Program launched in 2018 with the mission of using urban design and placemaking to transform underutilized public spaces into vibrant places for people. The Urban Design Center in the City of Charlotte’s Planning, Design, and Development department is leading the effort with their own projects while creating opportunities for neighborhoods to use placemaking to promote community collaboration and accomplish public space goals.
The City of Charlotte is 250 years old this year! The Placemaking Program is celebrating by placing 100 rocking chairs across the city in some of our favorite public spaces.
Find the chairs closest to you!
Check each project below to see how the City of Charlotte is using placemaking to create more vibrant and well-loved community spaces! A multi-departmental team led by the Urban Design Center has made placemaking more accessible through Placemaking Hub processes and Placemaking Grants for neighborhoods, and a Placemaking Artist program for local artists.
Placemaking Manager, Urban Design Center