By Slate Podcasts

What's Placemakers about?

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.

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The Quest to Make the Perfe...


Imagine a place where you can stroll down the sidewalk, wave to your neighbors 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 the ...

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