A Few Nuggets on the Importance of Place

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.

Som Sabadell

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.


  • Lynette Van Der Schoot

    this is so beautiful and uplifting- if the entire world were so uplifted each day, there would be peace…..
    I love the response of the children and the happy smiles of the adults… Lynette from Quail Cottage, Qualicum Beach, BC. Vancouver Is. Canada