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Tag Archives: Placemaking
“…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
News feeds are usually chalk full of great placemaking projects in big cities. If you are a follower of the movement to (re)create great places then you have probably stumbled across oodles of great examples from famous places. If parks … Continue reading
The appraisal gap is a problem in cities like Detroit. The effects of years of economic decline and depopulation continue to wreak havoc on the real estate market, despite hot markets in several neighborhoods in the city. So the gap … Continue reading