Crafting charming communities: Unveiling best practices for downtown streetscapes
By Adriana Humbert
In small downtowns across Wisconsin, the careful selection and arrangement of streetscape elements play a crucial role in creating vibrant and inviting public spaces. From practical amenities to aesthetic enhancements, elements such as audio speakers, benches, flowers, and trash cans contribute to the overall charm and functionality of these urban centers.
This month’s Places Blog explores streetscape best practices and examples from Wisconsin Main Street communities. In the post, you’ll learn how these communities have effectively coordinated, funded, and maintained their streetscape elements and have strategically integrated them to enhance the character and livability of downtown districts.