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, January 09, 2012

NCPC presentation this Wednesday:(r)Evolutionary Parks: The Future of Public Space

From the NCPC

In today's evolving world, how can parks and public spaces like the National Mall thrive while successfully responding to the diverse and often competing array of future needs?

The National Capital Planning Commission, the Trust for the National Mall, the City Parks Alliance, and the National Archives host a panel discussion to explore new ways to think about public space. The public program features a dynamic panel:

§ Jason Schupbach, Director of Design at the National Endowment for the Arts (Moderator)
§ John Bela, founder and principal, Rebar
§ Theaster Gates, artist and cultural planner
§ Tupper Thomas, former President of the Prospect Park Alliance and Administrator of Prospect Park

Wednesday, January 11, 2011 7:00 – 8:30 PM
William C. McGowan Theater National Archives700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC

The program is a companion event to the Trust-sponsored National Mall Design Competition that seeks to redesign three spaces on the National Mall. The public is invited to attend and contribute their thoughts to the discussion which will be incorporated into the competition.


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