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.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Anesthesizing children while shopping

Anesthesizing children while shopping #1Photos by Lance Wynn / The Grand Rapids Press. Anita Johnson shops for groceries in the Cascade Meijer store while her children Andie Johnson, 5, and Lucas Johnson, 4, right, are entertained by a ride in a car-shaped shopping basket equipped with a TV screen in Grand Rapids.

The Associated Press reports about Meijers, a Michigan superstore (that long predated Walmart), and their testing of child-oriented shopping cards that include mini television screens, in "Meijer experiments with kiddie carts: Carts equipped with small video screens designed to make shopping with small children easier."

Anesthesizing children while shopping #1

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