Ear to the Ground offers technical and creative project support for community-led planning and placemaking to towns, community organizations, and schools including; strategic planning, conceptual design, and community engagement.
Placemaking is creating great public places, together. It is a community-led process, inspiring thoughtful planning, design, and creative use of community spaces. Placemaking creates opportunity for connection, inspiration and curiosity. Check this out from placemakers, Project for Public Spaces.
Creative community engagement provides people with opportunities to be a part of creating and shaping their community. Creative community engagement assumes that local people are the experts of a place, offering essential ideas, inspiration, skills and knowledge.
Claire Tebbs is a seasoned community planner and educator. She is passionate about building creative, inclusive communities where people feel connected and a part of the places they are in. Claire has been involved in rural and urban sustainable community planning and design, and community and youth engagement in both the US and Canada for the past 20 years.
Claire is a member of the American Planning Association and its Northern New England chapter (NNECAPA). She maintains professional certification through the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). Claire holds a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Management and Environmental Education from the University of Vermont. She hails from the UK and lives in Vermont with her family, whom she adores.
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