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.

Friday, December 02, 2005

It all started on a bus: NYC tribute to Rosa Parks

The New York Times  New York Region  Image .jpgFrom "New Yorkers Take a Tribute Standing Up" in the New York Times.

From the article: It was meant to be a simple gesture to honor Rosa Parks, one of the giants of the civil rights movement, who died on Oct. 24 at age 92. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority asked riders on thousands of buses to remember Mrs. Parks by keeping the seat behind the driver empty.
I think that linking transit to its rich, but difficult, history wrt civil rights is another way to market transit within cities.


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