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.

Saturday, July 04, 2015

The Fourth of July and Social Democracy

There is a nice piece by Professor Harvey J. Kaye of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay on social democracy, "Social Democracy Is 100% American" on the Bill Moyers website.

It's spurred by a discussion of Bernie Sanders, the social democrat Senator from Vermont who is running for President.

It's worth considering those arguments while we honor the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence and the founding of the United States of America.

Flag, 1954-55 by Jasper Johns.

The Pacific NW Magazine of the Seattle Times has a cover story about protest and the American flag.

-- "Our flag, used as a symbol of pride and protest, tells a lot about who we are"

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