The City of Northampton received a small grant from AARP (fall 2019) to create a placemaking pop-up in Florence. The purpose was to engage residents and explore how Florence Center could be more pedestrian and age-friendly. The ideas will inform future rezoning and streetscape improvements.
The work was coordinated by students from two classes, regional planning at the University of Massachusetts and landscape studies at Smith College, with the budget going for materials and to engage artists for the project.
Students put together two videos highlighting their work: