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.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Peace Rally, Prescott, Arizona

Saturday, there was an anti-war rally at the Courthouse Square. On Friday, some of the organizers were out during "rush hour," promoting the next day's event. When I ambled by, maybe around 6:30 pm on Saturday, there were 50-75 people. Not tons, but then if "only" 1,000 people showed up in NYC, then they didn't do so bad in Prescott. Other communities in Greater Phoenix also had demonstrations, according to reports in the Arizona Republic (which seemed to be a decent newspaper).

On Sunday, at one of the concessionaires at the Grand Canyon, I bought the newspaper from Flagstaff, the Daily Sun. It had an editorial about the war on terrorism vs. safety that I thought was excellent, "National security not the same as eliminating threats to safety." (Sorry about the national politics. Well, I'm not sorry, but I don't generally write about national politics or my thoughts about such, except as it may relate to center city revitalization and sustainable land use and resource planning.)


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