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.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Great public spaces

Project for Public Spaces and Planetizen did a crowdsourcing project to identify the best 100 public places in the U.S. The list numbering shows the deficits sometimes inherent in "crowdsourcing," but the spaces are all interesting nonetheless. See "The Top 100 Public Spaces in the U.S. and Canada."

Nigel points us to a complementary entry on SitePhocus, where they ran photos of a number of the identified sites. Great photos.



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