The Land Policy Institute has released a robust and FREE guidebook: "Placemaking as an Economic Development Tool". The Placemaking Guidebook seeks to assist neighborhoods and communities with quickly reshaping their thinking and acting on how effective placemaking can greatly enhance community and economic development. The tool is a fantastic resource for communities of any size; and particularly valuable to states, regions and localities that are attempting to reshape their communities to be competitive again in the new global economy because of its emphasis on economic aspects of placemaking. The techniques and strategies discussed within can be used to drive improved "sense of place," enhance local quality of life, attract talented workers, and establish an environment for economic competitiveness. It can also assist in the redevelopment of vibrant places where people are drawn to live, work, play, shop, learn and visit.