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.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Planning your community's night time attractions in terms of music

I have written before about Seattle's initiatives around music. The vision is organized into three categories: City of Musicians, City of Live Music, and City of Music Business.

A Music Commission was created to oversee the development and implementation of the plan and program.

-- Seattle City of Music: A vision for the future of music in Seattle (planning document)
-- Current Commission Workplan

The Baltimore Sun has an interesting piece, "Getting Baltimore in tune with Austin," concerning lessons that the city can take from Austin, Texas, where for the past week, the South by Southwest Music and Media Conference has been going full blast, attracting more than 100,000 people to the city.
Sixth Street in downtown Austin is filled with pedestrians during the SXSW music festival
Kelly West: Austin American-Statesman. Sixth Street in downtown Austin is filled with pedestrians during the SXSW music festival.

I am also intrigued by New York City's Make Music New York festival, which takes place every June 21st, the longest day of the year.
Make Music New York Festival, logo

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