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.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Pete Seeger tribute at Columbia Heights Plaza on Saturday: exactly what public spaces are for

Left: HDR photo of Columbia Heights Plaza by Mr. T in DC from Flickr

With regard to this general idea see for example the past blog entries "Community cleanups and other activities as community building and civic engagement activities," Ground up (guerrilla) art #2: community halls and music (among other things)," and "The layering effect: how the building blocks of an integrated public realm set the stage for community building and Silver Spring, Maryland as an example."

From the Columbia Heights e-list:
Many of us were saddened by the passing of Pete Seeger this week. Some community members thought that the best way to remember him and his legacy would be to join together in song.

Please join us at Columbia Heights plaza, on 14th just south of Park on Saturday at 4pm for some singing! Please RSVP at the Facebook event webpage.

Bring instruments, voices, and any copies you may have of Rise Up Singing.

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