PLACEMAKING: “Every Mayor’s Dream” - using the arts to develop an area where people want to live, work and congregate. The key is to treat the ARTS AS AN ESSENTIAL PART OF THE CITY’S IDENTITY. (backers include National Governors Association (www.nga.org) and many others)

PLACEMAKING: “Every Mayor’s Dream” - using the arts to develop an area where people want to live, work and congregate. The key is to treat the ARTS AS AN ESSENTIAL PART OF THE CITY’S IDENTITY. (backers include National Governors Association (www.nga.org) and many others)

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Plaza de Dalí -Madrid

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Placemaking is “creating a sense of place and a place of sense”

What is Placemaking? - Yurbanism

A Thriving Future of Places: Placemaking as the New Urban Agenda The current trajectory of urbanization and city-building is not going to get us where we need to go. In fact, if you google “The Future of Cities,” the images that come up reflect a dominant vision, and a caricatured extrapolation of what is currently being built [...]

A Thriving Future of Places: Placemaking as the New Urban Agenda The current trajectory of urbanization and city-building is not going to get us where we need to go. In fact, if you google “The Future of Cities,” the images that come up reflect a dominant vision, and a caricatured extrapolation of what is currently being built [...]

The Cascade Project Transforms Disused Staircase into Inspiring Urban Space for Hong Kong Residents | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

The Cascade Project Transforms Disused Staircase into Inspiring Urban Space for Hong Kong Residents

The Cascade Project Transforms Disused Staircase into Inspiring Urban Space for Hong Kong Residents | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

Fantasia Mixed-use Landscape Located in Chengdu, a central city of Midwest China, this landscape project drew its inspiration from the relaxed outdoor lifestyle of Chengdu local culture. The design gives contemporary expression of spaces for traditional cultural activities such as drinking tea outdoors, meeting friends and neighbors, meditation, and so on. Set within the beautiful scenery of mountain terraced rice fields, the design takes on a painterly graphic quality from above.

Fantasia Mixed-Use Landscape

Fantasia Mixed-use Landscape Located in Chengdu, a central city of Midwest China, this landscape project drew its inspiration from the relaxed outdoor lifestyle of Chengdu local culture. The design gives contemporary expression of spaces for traditional cultural activities such as drinking tea outdoors, meeting friends and neighbors, meditation, and so on. Set within the beautiful scenery of mountain terraced rice fields, the design takes on a painterly graphic quality from above.

The Sidewalk Ballet: Project for Public Spaces VP Ethan Kent's Address to University of Oklahoma's 2013 Placemaking Conference

The Sidewalk Ballet: Project for Public Spaces VP Ethan Kent's Address to University of Oklahoma's 2013 Placemaking Conference

Mapping All 43 Awesome San Francisco Public Parklets - Curbed Maps - Curbed SF

Mapping All 43 Awesome San Francisco Public Parklets

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