Investment

Fundrise pioneers crowd-invested placemaking: Just seven months ago we were outlining the inevitability of crowd-invested placemaking.
Crowd-invested placemaking… the next step: What is crowd-invested placemaking and why is it the next step? This
Locavesting, crowdfunding local businesses on the rise: We’re reaching the tipping point where our investment and tax dollars are

Housing & Lofts

For Gen Y, it’s not about the dream home, but the dream ‘hood: With the Gen Y generation, the largest demographic in U.S. history with
Developers favoring walkable over car-oriented 3 to 1: We know the demand for walkable communities is there, but what about
Small Cool Apartment 2010′ winners: Moving into smaller homes hasn’t only become a financial necessity, it’s fast

Economic Gardening

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Does crowdsourcing places result in better design? “Never ask the consumer about the future. You can ask them what their aspirations are, but you will not get an
Fine art = revitalization; commercial art = gentrification? Many of us know the story: Artists and creatives move into a less than desirable neighborhood; proceed to make
Crowdsourced resource for innovative ‘legacy city’ placemaking While cities that lost more than 50% of their population since their peak, known as legacy cities, face many
‘Innovation Districts’ are the heart of our economic growth Since this blog’s first articles in 2003, the vision has been about placemaking for the knowledge economy – see
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Crowdsourced Placemaking

Does crowdsourcing places result in better design? “Never ask the consumer about the future. You can ask them what their aspirations are, but you will not get an answer about what you should do. Design will bring those stories to life.” Yves Behar Myth:
Tactical Urbanism: Short-term action for long-term change Why wait for neighborhood change when you can do it yourself? Citizens are taking into their own hands at improving the livability of their neighborhoods and cities, investing in demonstrations of what a vacant
Learning from the Burning Man principles in our cities This is the ultimate demonstration of crowdsourced placemaking in the world: 70,000 people building a city in the middle of the desert for 8 days each year, and 8 days only, with no cars,

Cooltown Top 20

The actual headlines based on a new U.S. PIRG
If given the opportunity to crowdsource a vision for
This is a follow up story to “Bristol crowdsources