I am enjoying a little R&R this week, so I will share the good work of others as it pertains to the economic, social and cultural importance of place.
First off, check out a recent article on the importance of attractive and inviting cities to creating thriving economies in 2012. Great stuff, as usual, from Lou Glazer of Michigan Future, Inc.
Next, watch an amazing five minute video from Som Sabadell depicting a recent flash mob performance. The video is powerful. It is a great example of ‘community’ and the importance of public places and arts & culture to our everyday environment. The musical performance features over 100 people in the Vallès Symphony Orchestra and the choirs of Lieder and Friends of l’Opera and the Choral Belles Arts.