Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

More election stuff

Later in the week, when I catch up with things I plan on writing a longer entry looking at some of the local election results in places like NYC, Suffolk and Nassau counties in New York, and St. Petersburg Florida and what this could mean in terms of promoting revitalization, not just of neighborhoods and cities, but of the political process.

Vincent Orange for Mayor Office, 600 block of H Street NW600 block of H Street NW, Washington, DC.

Of course, as this article from today's Post demonstrates, "Barry Now Backs Soccer Stadium, Sees Help for Ward," there is plenty of business as usual in cities. Some free food and soccer balls (or baseballs or basketballs) and a developer can pretty much get his/her way without having to spend too much. As I say about DC for developers, "the great thing is that we sell ourselves for so little."


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