People Making Places is a magazine dedicated to recognizing the people who are using the power of good planning to build healthy, sustainable communities in Louisiana and around the world.

As an initiative of the Center for Planning Excellence, our mission is to:

  • Challenge you with big ideas.

  • Inspire you with the stories of community leaders who are blazing the trail.

  • Empower you to be a community leader, giving you the framework and tools to drive meaningful change.

  • Connect you with the broader issues that impact your community.

Interested in contributing articles or nominating someone whose work should be recognized? Drop us a line at