Placemaking 101


We are happy to provide you with the presentations from this year’s Placemaking 101. Click the link below to read about how you can implement placemaking tactics in your community!

Conference Presentations are available here.

Event Information

Downtown Gloversville has begun to focus on placemaking more and more, but what is it? Placemaking is a way of working with the community to re-imagine and re-invent public spaces so they are once again the central focus of public life. Our work is place focused and people led. This means that everything we do is informed by community members and concentrates on what makes Gloversville unique.

Placemaking is a bottom-up economic development strategy that has been proven to be a sustainable model for change.

Fulton County Center for Regional Growth will be hosting a Placemaking 101 conference in downtown Gloversville on April 18 & 19, 2018. This two-day conference will welcome economic development professionals from across the state, business owners and community members for a primer on what placemaking is and how we can implement it in our corner of the world. We are excited to be partnering with the Northeast Economic Development Association (NEDA) in the conference for an informative and fun experience.

Conference Schedule: Click here for details on what is planned for Placemaking 101!

Hotel Information: We have a block of rooms set aside at the Holiday Inn Johnstown-Gloversville. The room rate is $103 per night. Please use Code PM1 when booking.

Thank you to our sponsors

Dinner Sponsor:

City of Gloversville

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Reception Sponsors:

Fulton County Center for Regional Growth


Steven E. Smith, P.E.

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Lunch Sponsors:

LaBella Associates, PC


Gloversville Business Improvement District


Snack Sponsors:

Philip Beckett CPA, P.C.

Bright Futures Learning Center

Honorary Committee Members:

  • Kristina Gillmore, Ricmar Design and Print LLC
  • Brandy Johns, Twin City Twisters
  • William A. Rowback, Jr.
  • Terry Sweirzowski

Want to join our growing list of Honorary Committee Members? Click here for the sponsorship form.