Source the Station is a downtown revitalization initiative in Huntington Station, Long Island, New York, utilizing CSPM Group’s crowdsourced placemaking system.

CSPM Group provides the online platform and consulting to grow a community of residents that support positive change, beginning in June 2012 and continuing through 2014 and beyond. To date, 1200 members provide triple-bottom-line (economically, socially, environmentally beneficial) guidance for what is to be developed in the downtown.

From the Source the Station website:

Source the Station is an initiative to ensure that the future of the Huntington Station downtown is vibrant, inspiring and representative of its community’s shared values, based on the triple bottom line of being economically, socially and environmentally sustainable. See the Triple-Bottom-Line Statement.

Our approach is a transparent, inclusionary and fun process, in partnership with Renaissance Downtowns, that allows community members to participate in an innovative crowdsourced placemaking program (sourcing the crowd to make extraordinary places) to realize the vibrant downtown they wish to experience. See the Crowdsourced Placemaking Agreement.

Through this crowdsourced placemaking community you will be able to:

  1. Collaborate with others to revitalize Huntington Station’s downtown, both face-to-face and online.
  2. Become a member of this site to propose, vote/’Like’, discuss and campaign for the ideas you support.
  3. Learn about crowdsourced placemaking and how it will revitalize our downtown.

The goal for this crowdsourced placemaking community is to establish itself as a forward-thinking community that is significant enough to be a valued partner in making major decisions regarding significant downtown investments. See answers to the most frequently asked questions on the project here.

We will continue to collaborate as a community to inspire a downtown that we have a shared passion for!