Awards, Publications, & Presentations

The following list of awards, publications, and presentations represents some, but not all of the work conducted by the Community Vitality + Placemaking Team between 2016-present.

Awards

2020  Wisconsin Rural Partners “Wisconsin Top Rural Development Initiative” for “GRO Grantsburg”

2019  Pierce County EDC Cornerstone Award for “Design Ellsworth”

2017  Wisconsin Rural Partners “Wisconsin Top Rural Development Initiative” for “Design Wisconsin Team program in Baileys Harbor

2017  Wisconsin Extension Environmental & Community Development Association “Outstanding Team Award” for Iron County Regional Trailhead

2016  Wisconsin Extension Environmental & Community Development Association “Quality of Teaching Award” for Baileys Harbor Design Team

2015  National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP) “Excellence In Community Development” for Community Design Charrette Program

Publications & Articles

Johnson, T. “Grantsburg Facade Study-Outcomes”. Slide show. 2020.
Johnson, T. “Design Mineral Point Summary Report”. Report. 2019.
Johnson, T. “Grantsburg Facade Study”. Slide show. 2019.
Johnson, T. “Design Wisconsin: A Researched-based Approach to Community Placemaking”. Slide show. 2019.
Johnson, T. “Design Wisconsin: A Researched-based Approach to Community Placemaking”. Hand out. 2019.
Johnson, T. “The Community Design Charrette”. Slide show. 2019.
Johnson, T. “Imageability Mapping”. Slide show. 2019.
Johnson, T. “The Principles & Practice of Community Placemaking”. Slide show. 2019.
Johnson, T. “The Principles Community Placemaking Assessment Map”. Online interactive geographic information systems application. 2019.
Johnson, T. “Ellsworth Design Team Summary Report”. Report. 2019
Johnson, T. “Ellsworth Design Team, Next Steps”. Slide show. 2019.
Johnson, T. “Design Wisconsin: A Researched-based Approach to Community Placemaking”. Slide show. 2018.
Johnson, T. and Klemme, N. “Empowering Youth/Transforming Communities”. Presentation. 2018.
Johnson, T. “Community Design Charrettes: A Simulation”. Slide show. 2018.
Johnson, T. “Kewaunee Design Team Summary Report”. Report. 2018.
Johnson, T. “Community Design Charrettes”. Slide show. 2018.
Johnson, T. “Creating Community Visions That Inspire Change”. Slide show. 2018.
Johnson, T. “Making Fun”. Slide show. 2018.
Johnson, T. “Principles and Practice of Community Placemaking”. Slide show. 2018.
Johnson, T. “Facilitating for placemaking”. Slide show. 2018.
Johnson, T. “UW-Extension Community Vitality + Placemaking Team”. Slide show. 2018.
Johnson, T. “Creating Community Visions That Inspire Change”. Slide show. 2018.
Johnson, T. “Empowering Youth to Transform Communities”. Slide show. 2018.
Grabow, S. & Johnson, T. “Community Placemaking: An Important Foundation for Comprehensive Planning and a Guide to Community Mobilization”. Pending Occasional Article. May, 2018.

Johnson, T. “Growing Meaningful Places”. Slide show. 2018.
Johnson, T. & Thompson T. “Kewaunee Design Team”. Video. 2018.
Johnson, T. & Thompson T. “Baileys Harbor Design Team”. Video. 2018.

Grabow, S. & Johnson, T.  “What is Community Placemaking?”. White Paper.  October 10, 2017.

Grabow, S. & Johnson, T.  “Ecosystem of Planning Definitions & Hierarchy Including Placemaking”.  White Paper. October 10, 2017.

Johnson, T.  “Helping Communities Create Meaningful Places”.  Publication. Scotland’s Urban Regeneration Forum.  July 24, 2017. 

Grabow, S. and Johnson, T. “MDT Futures Retreat: Proceedings Report”. Report. 2017.
Johnson, T. and Klemme, N. “Youth + Community Design: Design Wisconsin Team Engages Rural Youth in Community Development to Build Social Capital”. Slide show. 2017.
Johnson, T., Kono, M., and Thompson, A. “Clark County Fairgrounds: A Shared Vision”. Slide show. 2017.
Johnson, T. and Thompson A. “Clark County Fairgrounds: A Shared Vision”. Digital Model. 2017.
Johnson, T. “Placemaking, Not Space Making.” Slide show. 2017
Johnson, T. “Reedsburg Design Team Summary Report”. Report. 2017.
Johnson, T. “Helping Communities Create Meaningful Places”. Online article. 2017.
Johnson, T. “Making Fun: Using Charrettes to Transform Traditional Playgrounds into Outdoor Learning Environments”. Poster. 2017.
Johnson, T. “Princeton Design Team Summary Report”. Report. 2017.
Johnson, T. “UW-Extension: Helping Communities Create Meaningful Places”. Online article. 2016.
Johnson, T. “Placemaking: Imageability Mapping Field Guide”. Field guide. 2016.
Johnson, T. “Imageability Mapping”. Poster. 2016.
Johnson, T. “Community Led-Planning”. Slide show. UW-River Falls. 2016.
Johnson, T. “The Community Design Charrette”. Slide show. 2016.
Johnson, T. “Cognitive Map of Fort Atkinson”. Map. 2016.
Johnson, T. “Outdoor Learning Environment”. Digital Model. 2016.
Johnson, T. “UW-Extension Helping Communities Create Meaningful Places”. Online publication. 2016.
Johnson, T. “Outdoor Learning Environments”. Slide show. 2016.
Johnson, T. “Harnessing the Power of Collaboration”. Slide show. 2016.
Johnson, T. “Design Wisconsin Team-Grantsburg”. Video. 2016.
Johnson, T. “Iron County Regional Trail Summary Report”. Report. 2016.
Johnson, T. “Design Wisconsin Team Workbook”. Workbook. 2016.
Johnson, T. “Clark County Fair Visioning Summary Report”. Report. 2016.
Johnson, T. and Kozak, R. “Pathfinders Evaluation”. Evaluation instrument. 2016.
Johnson, T. “Business Walk”. Slide show. 2016.
Johnson, T. “Community Design Team Program Piloted In Wisconsin”. Online article. 2016.
Johnson, T., Burke, R. and Johnson, T. “Baileys Harbor Imageability Map”. Map. 2015.
Johnson, T., Morey, H., Ryan, B., and Veroff, D. “Baileys Harbor Community Profile”. Report. 2015
Johnson, T. “St. Croix Falls-River & Trail Access”. Report. 2015.
Johnson, T. “Baileys Harbor-Community Design”. Report. 2015.
Johnson, T. “Placemaking Tools: Imageability Mapping”. Field guide. 2015.
Johnson, T. “Community Design Team: Town Meeting Questions”. Field guide. 2015.
Johnson, T. “Community Design Charrettes”. Slide Show Presentation. 2015.
Johnson, T. “Community Design Team: Town Meeting Questions”. Field guide. 2015.
Johnson, T. and Morey, H. “Biophilic Planning & Design”. Slide show. 2015.

Presentations

Johnson, T.  “Grantsburg Facade Study-Outcomes”.  Presentation.  GRO Grantsburg. Grantsburg, WI.  December 16, 2019.

Holtkamp, C. and Johnson, T.  “Grantsburg Facade Study”.  Presentation.  GRO Grantsburg.  Grantsburg, WI.  April 29, 2019.

Johnson, T.  “What’s All of the This About Creative Placemaking”.  Panel discussion.  The EXPOnential Creative Conference.  Milwaukee, WI.  April 27, 2019.

Johnson, T.  “Tactical Urbanism and Community Engaged Design”.  Presentation.  University of Wisconsin-Madison “CommNS Annual Conference”.  Madison, WI.  April 24, 2019.

Johnson, T.  “The Community Design Charrette”.  Presentation.  University of Wisconsin-Extension Community Vitality + Placemaking “Foundation of Community Placemaking In-Service”.  Fort Atkinson, WI.  February 28, 2019.

Johnson, T.  “Imageability Mapping”.  Presentation.  University of Wisconsin-Extension Community Vitality + Placemaking “Foundation of Community Placemaking In-Service”.  Fort Atkinson, WI.  February 28, 2019.

Johnson, T.  “The Principles & Practice of Community Placemaking”.  Presentation.  University of Wisconsin-Extension Community Vitality + Placemaking “Foundation of Community Placemaking In-Service”.  Fort Atkinson, WI.  February 28, 2019.

Johnson, T.  “Ellsworth Design Team, Next Steps”.  Workshop.  Ellsworth, WI.  January 28, 2019.

Johnson, T. and Klemme, N. “Empowering Youth/Transforming Communities”.   Presentation.  University of Wisconsin-Extension All Colleague Conference.   Madison, WI.  December 5, 2018.

Johnson, T.  “Design Wisconsin: A Researched-based Approach to Community Placemaking”.  Presentation.  Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet. Ellsworth, WI.   November 15, 2018.

Johnson, T.  “Design Wisconsin: A Researched-based Approach to Community Placemaking”.  Presentation.  Amery, WI.   November 7, 2018.

Johnson, T.  “Community Design Charrettes: A Simulation”.  Workshop.  University of Wisconsin-Madison Bolz Center for Arts Administration.  Madison, WI.  October 10, 2018.

Grabow, S. & Johnson, T.  “Community Design Charrettes”.  Workshop.  Creative Placemaking Institute.  University of Wisconsin-Madison Bolz Center for Arts Administration. Madison, WI. July, 2018.

Johnson, T.  “Creating Community Visions That Inspire Change”.  Presentation. Community Development Society International Conference, Detroit, MI. July, 2018.

Johnson, T.  “Making Fun”.  Presentation. Community Development Society International Conference, Detroit, MI. July, 2018.

Baefsky, L. & Johnson T.  “Principles and Practice of Community Placemaking”. Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA. June 26, 2018.

Grabow, S., Johnson, T., and Runge, K.  “Facilitating for Placemaking”. The Bolz Center for Arts Management. University of Wisconsin-Madison. Madison, WI.  January, 2018.

Grabow, S. & Johnson, T.  “UW-Extension Community Vitality + Placemaking Team”.  Workshop/Forum. Arts Business Research Symposium, UW-Madison. April 20, 2018.

Johnson, T.  & Klemme, N. “Creating Community Visions That Inspire Change”. Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit, Chattanooga, TN.  March 15-16, 2018.

Johnson, T.  & Klemme, N. “Empowering Youth to Transform Communities”. Presentation. Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit, Chattanooga, TN.  March 15-16, 2018.

Johnson, T. & Maddox, M.  “Growing Meaningful Places”. Presentation. Joint Council of Extension Professionals. May 2, 2018.

Johnson, T.  “Design Wisconsin”.  Keynote Presentation. Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet. May 24, 2018.

Johnson, T.  “Biophilic Planning & Design”. Guest presentation. River Falls United Methodist Church. April 25, 2018.

Cronin, W.  “Placemaking Safari”.  Presentation. Wisconsin Downtown Action Council Summit, Sheboygan, WI.  October 25, 2017.

Deller, S., Johnson T., Runge, K., and Ryan, B.  “Are Downtowns Public Goods?”. Workshop. Wisconsin Downtown Action Council Summit, Sheboygan, WI. October 26, 2017.

Grabow, S. & Johnson, T.  “The Wauwatosa Papers # 1 and #2”.  (#1 What is Community Placemaking?; #2 Ecosystem of Planning Definitions and Hierarchy: Including Placemaking) Workshop.  University of Wisconsin Creative Placemaking Consortium, Madison, WI. October 13, 2017.

Grabow, S. & Johnson, T. (Process Designers and Facilitators). Strategic Direction Workshop. University of Wisconsin Creative Placemaking Consortium, Madison, WI, October 13, 2017.

Alexander, M.  & Sandwick, N. “Community Placemaking 101”.  Presentation. Wisconsin Downtown Action Council Summit, Sheboygan, WI.  October 26, 2017.

Erickson, J., Sandwick, N. & Pittz, S. “Community Placemaking”. Presentation. 2017 Wisconsin Counties Association (WCA) Annual Conference, Wisconsin Dells, WI. September 26, 2017.

Johnson, T.  “Placemaking, Not Space Making”. Keynote address. Sauk County Leadership Summit. November 9, 2017.

Johnson, T.  “Community Design Charrettes”. Guest lecture. ESM 389:  Explore Your Watershed, UW-River Falls. October 24, 2017.

Erickson, J., Sandwick, N. & Pittz, S. “Community Placemaking”. Presentation. 2017 Wisconsin Counties Association (WCA) Annual Conference, Wisconsin Dells, WI. September 26, 2017.

Clements, J.  “Placemaking Education and Outreach in Practice”.  Placemaking Leadership Forum.  Vancouver, BC. September 14, 2016.  

Johnson, T. “Community Placemaking”.  Keynote address.  NW Wisconsin Arts Forum.  Amery, WI.  2016.

Johnson, T.  “Design Wisconsin Team”. Reedsburg, WI, August 9, 2016.

Johnson, T.  ”Design Wisconsin Team”. Princeton, WI, September 28, 2016.

Johnson, T. “Harnessing the Power of Collaboration”.  Keynote address.  Great Rivers Confluence.  River Falls, WI, November 16, 2016.  

Grabow, S., Johnson, T., and Runge, K.   “Creative Placemaking in Practice”.  University of Wisconsin Creative Placemaking Consortium.  Bolz Center, UW-Madison.  December 8, 2016.

Grabow, S. and Johnson, T.   “Preparing for the Design Wisconsin Team”. Reedsburg, WI.  December 13, 2016.

Grabow, S. and Johnson T.   “Community Design Charrette – UW-Extension Community Vitality and Placemaking Team”.  Arts Wisconsin’s Arts Day 2015 Conference. March 11, 2015.

Sandwick, N.  “Revisioning Point Stevens Point.”  Stevens Point, WI.  March 19, 2015. 

Andresen, W., Clements, J., Eisenmann, K., Grabow, S., Johnson, T., and Sandwick, N.  “Community Vitality & Placemaking in Wisconsin”.  2015 Joint Council of Extension Professionals Annual Conference. April, 2015.

Andresen, W., Clements, J., Eisenmann, K., Grabow, S., Johnson, T., and Sandwick, N.  “The Community Vitality and Placemaking Team”.  Professional Development In-Service.  Treehaven, WI.  May 13, 2015. 

Johnson, T. and Sandwick, N.  “Community Vitality & Placemaking”.  Wisconsin Rural Partners Summit.  April 23, 2015. 

Sandwick, N.  “Place and Civic Engagement”. The 20th Conference on the Small City and Regional Community. Wausau, WI.  October 7, 2015.

Grabow, S.  “Comprehensive Planning, Community Visioning and Placemaking”. Special Session of the Fort Atkinson City Council.  Fort Atkinson, WI.  July, 2015.

Grabow, S. and Johnson T. “The Practice of Placemaking: A Research-Based Approach for Creating Meaningful Places”. American Planners Association Regional Conference. Madison, WI.  October, 2015.

Johnson T.  “Community Design Charrette”.  Baileys Harbor Planning Commission.  Baileys Harbor, WI.  May 4, 2015.

Johnson T.   “Community Design Charrette”. New Richmond, WI.  April 9, 2015.