Pratt Institute is hosting a day of discussions on May 13, 2017 to dive deeper into the theory and practice of placemaking. The symposium, titled “Making Sense of Place: Place Theory and Placemaking in Practice,” will focus on the intersections of academic theory and practical urban placemaking across four sessions led by current practitioners and theorists of place and placemaking, including our editor Setha Low. Participants will explore the potential of placemaking to relieve mistrust in the government, integrate displaced people into communities, help understand complex urban issues, and support under-served communities.