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.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Philadelphia recycling trucks...

again I mention this because it is an example of public art used as social marketing to promote a positive behavior and a creative use of public assets ("garbage" trucks). It shows verve. And too often, government actions are the antithesis of verve. See "Philadelphia's Recycling Trucks Get a New, More Colorful Look" from the KYW Radio website.
Philadelphia Recycling truck

A typical DC garbage truck offers a "canvas" that remains unused, even with the new DC Green Agenda...
DC Garbage truck

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