Ethan Kent works to support placemaking organizations, projects and leadership around the world. During his 17 years at Project For Public Spaces (PPS), Ethan has travelled to more than 750 cities and 55 countries to advance the cause of placemaking and public spaces. Ethan has been integral to the development of placemaking as a transformative approach to economic development, environmentalism, transportation planning, governance and design.
Having worked on over 200 PPS projects, Ethan has led a broad spectrum of placemaking efforts, providing comprehensive public engagement, planning and visioning for many important public spaces. Highlights include: Times Square in New York; Kennedy Plaza in Providence, RI; Pompey Square, Nassau, Bahamas; Garden Place in Hamilton, New Zealand; Sub Centro Las Condes in Santiago, Chile; and The Porch, Philadelphia, PA. He has also worked with some of the most high profile developments in the world to help maximize public space outcomes in Hong Kong, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Auckland, Parramatta and Sao Paulo.