Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Experience Prince George's County tourism bus wrap

My quest fixing up the house and other things has included a few trips to Prince George's County, Maryland, such as getting rid of stuff, I mean donating no longer needed building materials to Community Forklift (I was on the board for many years), in Edmonston, Maryland--one of the small communities near Hyattsville.

(Thank you Zipcar for having pick up trucks in your fleet!)

While doing that, and yesterday, buying a "new" computer at PC Retro after going to the upholsterer, I saw a PC County bus (called "The Bus") done up in a wrap promoting Prince George's County tourism.

I thought it was well done, and of course, gave me ideas for Eastern Market in DC.

According to a February e-letter from the Convention and Visitors Bureau, they've done up five buses this way.

Also see:

-- "PL #7: Using the Purple Line to rebrand Montgomery and Prince George's Counties as design forward," 2017
-- "2019 (US) National Travel and Tourism Week: A visitor centers agenda for DC," 2019
-- "City branding versus identity | Branding versus Urban Strategy," 2019
-- "Town-City branding or 'We are all destination managers now'," 2005

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