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Category Archives: Multiculturalism
Like any organism, the city must receive continual nourishment to thrive and to flourish. Like a calf without milk or flowers without sunlight, cities eventually waste away without a recurrent supply of civic nutrition. Nutrition for cities comes in many … Continue reading
“…placemaking is about increasing “quality of life” and economic opportunity for everyone, not just a privileged few.” Read Fred’s entire open letter on placemaking and democracy here.
The groundbreaking book on placemaking, Economics of Place: The Value of Building Communities Around People, is now available to everyone as an e-book. First published in 2011, the book gained huge popularity among urbanists, students and everyday people who wanted … Continue reading
“PSC found significant research connecting these assets to economic prosperity, and that, given the uniqueness of every community, these asset areas are most effective when combined (in part or in total) to match specific communities’ needs.” Public Sector Consultants (PSC) … Continue reading
“Place needs business. Business needs talent. Talent wants place.” This is the unofficial mantra of the Sense of Place Council (SoP). The SoP is a collection of organizations and interest groups in Michigan that organize to accelerate place based strategies … Continue reading