• Co-create beautiful places

    Co-create with the community and they will respect you
  • Co-create beautiful places

    Co-create with the community and they will love you
  • Co-create beautiful places

    Co-create with the community and they will support you
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It all starts with a name

The local community identifies a name to represent their initiative defining the future
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A community identifies its soul

The local community's values, heritage and history are understood
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A vision is cast with public support

Ideas are prioritized and vetted for investment feasibility
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A plan for investment is fast tracked

With the community and private sector collaborating, municipal entitlements are fast tracked
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It ends with collective investment

With a defined market and public support, both private sector and community investment follows, places become reality
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  • It's Crowdsourced Placemaking

    CSPM stands for crowdsourced placemaking, sourcing a crowd to make places. Because the community is legitimately involved, there is community support. Because of that support, the project is fast tracked. With fast-tracked approvals and community support, investors are motivated to invest.
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What CSPM Group does

CSPM Group focuses on nurturing a co-creation mindset between three primary groups: The local community, the municipality and the private sector. All three must be in sync to co-create beautiful places.

The glue to this symphonic partnership is a co-commitment to the triple bottom line; being economically, socially and environmentally beneficial. Everyone gets what they need: The local community is listened to and its values realized, the municipality has happy citizens and sustainable sources of revenue, and the private sector has a predictable path to profit.

At the heart of all of this is a legitimate process, one that is trustworthy, fair and predictable. Deny people legitimacy, and they will come out and defeat you. Provide legitimacy and they will support you enthusiastically.

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The Three Primary Groups

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Where we’re working

 
  • image The redevelopment of downtown Bristol, Connecticut, home of ESPN, began in 2010. The local community named their crowdsourced placemaking initiative Bristol Rising, and defined a piazza as the centerpiece of their downtown revitalization. Read More

    Bristol, CT

  • image The revitalization of downtown Huntington Station began in 2012, stating with local happy hours and meet-ups. The crowdsourced placemaking community, Source the Station, defined public safety, local job creation and local businesses as their top priorities. Read More

    Village of Hempstead, NY

  • image The revitalization of downtown Huntington Station began in 2012, stating with local happy hours and meet-ups. The crowdsourced placemaking community, Source the Station, defined public safety, local job creation and local businesses as their top priorities. Read More

    Huntington Station, NY

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