8-80 Cities, AARP Create New ‘Winter Placemaking’ Guide for Creating Inclusive Public Spaces During Colder Months

Oct 13, 2021

In an effort to encourage communities to plan for embracing the winter season, 8-80 Cities teamed up with AARP to create a new Winter Placemaking Guide, which seeks to address the distinct winter challenges that communities of all sizes experience, offering practical solutions to create more equitable, engaging and age-friendly public spaces during the winter season.

Using an equity-based approach, this guide provides the inspiration and tools needed for
community change makers to leverage existing public space assets and embrace winter placemaking.

By using this guide, community changemakers become better equipped to advance the livability of their communities during winter. Applying an all-age and -ability inclusive winter lens will help decision-makers and community champions establish equitable processes in design, programming and management of public spaces in winter. When people in communities of all sizes make their spaces inviting and accessible in the darkest
and coldest months of the year for people of all ages and abilities, they create communities that work better for all

The Winter Placemaking Guide is an addendum to the Creating Parks and Public Spaces for People of All Ages publication that AARP, The Trust for Public Land and 8 80 Cities have published.