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)
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
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.