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, June 13, 2012

Corcoran public meeting on Thursday

The Corcoran Gallery, which last week announced that it is considering moving (see the blog entry "Corcoran thinking of selling landmarked building, moving"), is holding a public meeting on Thursday night, at 6:30pm, to discuss the state of the institution.

You can pre-register to attend the meeting at the Corcoran's site.

In the last couple days there have been follow up articles that are worth reading:

- "Experts cast doubt on Corcoran Gallery of Art reuse," Washington Business Journal
- "Another Museum Mulls Pulling Up Stakes," Wall Street Journal
- "The high cost of change at the Corcoran," Washington Post

Interestingly, they are at least holding a public meeting (I bet it will be chaos).

When GWU announced plans to create a "museum of Washington history" ("UPD headquarters to become D.C. history museum" from the GWU Hatchet) which is something of interest not just to the university but the entire community, I suggested to them multiple times that they open the development process up, to more stakeholders and other voices.  They blew off the suggestion.

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