Aloha Wailuku lovers! Thank you all for your on-going participation and investment in reWailuku! Our final presentation was planned for March 28th at Iao Theater. However, the Theater has a wonderful opportunity (which we hope to be able to share more about later) and we will be moving the presentation.
The new date is:
Monday, April 9, 2012
Good Shepard Church, Parish Hall
2140 Main Street, Wailuku
We have lots of exciting ideas and opportunities to share with you. See you there!
The reWAILUKU Project continues as the team is pulling together a presentation for March 28th. In the meantime we wanted to share some insights we gained through the process and encourage everyone to give us more feedback via this site. We know many of you caught the “placemaking” bug since we saw people return again and again with new and more fully developed ideas for Wailuku.
What everyone that walked into the workshop understood instinctively is that it is not enough to have a single use dominate a particular space – you need an array of activities for people. Its not enough to have just one great place in a neighborhood – you need a number of them to create a truly lively community. This is placemaking.
Project for Public Spaces (PPS) is a nonprofit dedicated to helping people create and sustain public spaces that build stronger communities. PPS director Fred Kent describes a scenario, “It really comes down to offering a variety of things to do in one spot — making a place more than the sum of its parts. A park is good. A park with a fountain, playground, and popcorn vendor is better. A library across the street is even better, more so if they feature storytelling hours for kids and exhibits on local history. If there’s a sidewalk café nearby, a bus stop, a bike trail, and an ice cream parlor, then you have what most people would consider a great place.”
We encourage you to utilize the incredible library of photography on the Project for Public Spaces website and send us links to the ones illustrating spaces you would like to see “Mauified” and cultivated in Wailuku Town. http://www.pps.org/