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.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Why Walmart is great?

Why Walmart is great?
Originally uploaded by rllayman
This flyer, with no organizational affiliation disclosed, is being distributed door-to-door to households in Ward 4. I presume it is being distributed in Ward 5 and Ward 7 neighborhoods, with regard to similar projects proposed for those communities.

I doubt it's being distributed in Ward 6, because the Walmart proposed for the New Jersey Avenue NW site is a straight up matter of right project, with no opportunity for community input.

The sign shown below is distributed by the community coalition advocating for a community benefits agreement with Walmart. See "A Tale of Two City Councils" from the Washington City Paper.

Walmart: Respect DC protest sign, on West Virginia Avenue NE
Walmart: Respect DC protest sign, on West Virginia Avenue NE.

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