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.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Feeling hopeful about the next generation in local placemaking efforts

Photo of a pedestrian bridge in Denver by David Garber, a DC ANC commissioner and producer of the And Now, Anacostia blog.

The website TBD has a piece, "Idea of the day: A pedestrian bridge across the Anacostia River," on David Garber, a "new" resident and activist in the Anacostia neighborhood, and one of his ideas, to build a pedestrian bridge over the Anacostia River, after seeing an example in Denver.

It's good to see that there are creative ideas in the next generation of local advocates. (I'm part of an in-between group, later stage urban pioneers from the 1980s and 1990s--not old, not young.)

And that people with new energy are committed to looking for best practice examples from all over, not merely being satisfied to look at what is or isn't happening in DC.

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