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, June 28, 2011

Throw the bums out

The guy who lives at the corner of Blair Road and Whittier Street NW posts a variety of political signs. He's basically "a nut" but because about 1/3 of what he believes about corruption is true, there is more than a kernel of truth to his blather.

Last night, when I spoke out of order at the ANC meeting, but then he wasn't recognized, he claimed it was because I am white and therefore more privileged.

ANC4B meetings have 5-7 people like this, which makes very difficult civility, discourse and the ability to work on issues in an ordered fashion.

This banner is typically of the level of consideration of "process redesign" in the city. Pretty short term thinking, not very deep in terms of analysis.

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