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.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Suburban Housing Developments are Conformist Political Deathtraps.

I keep meaning to put this up. This image is from the website and claims to be an actual ad from the Washington Post.

At the Historical Studies conference last week, had an interesting conversation about the issue of culture in the suburbs. An interesting article that I read in the Financial Times posits that culture in the suburbs tends to be more mainstream, much less edgy.

The Baltimore Sun reports that the Baltimore Symphony has cancelled some of its concerts scheduled for Strathmore Hall for budget reasons.


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