Neil Takemoto is a co-founder of the CSPM Group, a crowdsourced placemaking firm that is managing such programs for four projects: a 17-acre transit oriented development in Bristol, Connecticut; an urban revitalization initiative in Hempstead and Huntington Station, both in Long Island, and a new development in Nashua, New Hampshire. You can watch his TEDx presentation on crowdsourced placemaking here.
He is the founder and CEO of Cooltown Beta Communities, a firm that pioneered the field of crowdsourced placemaking, encompassing his work over the last 19 years that has been committed to developing destinations with significant economic, environmental and social benefit.
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