The Orange County Citizens Foundation is hosting a “placemaking tour” of Middletown on Saturday, Sept. 28.
Placemaking, the foundation said in a press release, is an approach to planning where you look at and talk to the people who live in and use a public space and use this information to create a vision for its future.
The guided walking tour will run from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., starting and ending at the Paramount Theatre. It will include presentations by community and government officials. There will also be a light breakfast.
Nancy Proyect, president of the Citizens Foundation, said many people are looking for walkable communities with strong downtowns, but that many local downtowns are struggling.
“We believe that by helping communities create new areas where people want to ‘be,’ Orange County can remain competitive economically and maintain a positive quality of life,” she said.
It’s free and open to the public. For more information, to sponsor, or to register, contact the foundation at 469-9459 or email@example.com.