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.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Two worthwhile Financial Times special reports

Most of the articles in the special report on Barcelona touch on various issues relating to the knowledge economy.

The special report on Urban Resilience addresses disaster preparedness and planning, including Superstorm Sandy.

WRT the latter, the uptick in earthquakes along the Pacific Rim is an advance warning of the possibility of serious earthquakes on the west coast.  So it's a good think that Mayor Gil Garcetti of Los Angeles is upping the city's game on earthquake preparedness planning.  See "It's a big task for Lucy Jones: preparing us for the Big One" from the Los Angeles Times.

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