Spirit Magazine - June 2014 - (Page 124)

IN LIVING COLOR + Spotlight Visitors look on the bright side at San Antonio's Travis Park. A Place to Call Home Southwest helps breathe new life into familiar community spaces. At Southwest Airlines, our Purpose is to connect people to what's important in their lives through friendly, reliable, and low-cost air travel. Often, the important moments that happen during those connections include a special place-a location that has meaning, brings people together, and creates a sense of community. We believe that public places- like neighborhood parks, community gardens, and downtown squares-are truly the heart of the communities that our Employees call home and that our Customers LUV to visit. The idea of supporting and revitalizing these spaces is one that speaks to our hearts. Behind many great public places around the world is a quiet, 30-year-old movement called Placemaking, which is the brainchild of the nonprofit organization Project for Public Spaces (PPS). Placemaking breathes new life 124 SPIRIT JUNE 2014 into neighborhoods by reimagining public spaces around the needs and desires of the local community and by strengthening connections between people and the places they share. At Southwest, when it comes to making decisions about our business, we have always put people first; what attracts us to Placemaking is that it does the same in the process of designing and improving public spaces. The Southwest Airlines Heart of the Community program, a national, grant-awarding initiative launched this past April, was developed to support and revitalize America's public spaces. In pilot projects started in 2013, Southwest and PPS collaborated with the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy to create a new place for children and families to play in Burnside Park and Kennedy Plaza, in the heart of downtown Providence, Rhode Island; we worked with the Downtown Detroit Partnership to bring summertime fun to Motor City's Campus Martius Park; and in response to feedback received during a series of public Placemaking workshops, Southwest and the City of San Antonio's Center City Development Office undertook the project of reinvigorating historic Travis Park. We look forward to supporting the communities we serve throughout the U.S. and in our new international destinations with projects that help create these public spaces that are the heart of communities. -Megan Wood

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Spirit Magazine - June 2014

Spirit Magazine - June 2014
Contents
Set your sights on Atlanta
Gary’s Greeting
Gary’s Greeting en Español
Star of the Month
Freedom Story
From the Editor
Your Words
Your Pictures
Eat Drink Sleep
Create a stir with Sriracha
Try a Midwest take on crab cakes
Wise Guide
Spice up small talk
Learn about a little bird
Numbers
Business
Hop over hurdles
Ask for expert opinions
Size up adjustableheight desks
Follow Your Nose
Scents & Sensibility
Your Adventure In Galveston
Promotional Series: Spirit of Music City
Calendar
Craft a critter at a snail’s pace
Fun!
Spotlight
Community Outreach
Products & Services
Flight Service
Terminal Maps
Information
Rapid Rewards and A+ Rewards Partners
Route Map
The “If” List
Get to know Gabrielle Union

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