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Why Tactical Urbanism is key to revitalizing cities: Tactical Urbanism is a fundamental placemaking tool for including citizens in shaping
Does crowdsourcing places result in better design?: “Never ask the consumer about the future. You can ask them what
Fine art = revitalization; commercial art = gentrification?: Many of us know the story: Artists and creatives move into a
Crowdsourced resource for innovative ‘legacy city’ placemaking: While cities that lost more than 50% of their population since their
‘Innovation Districts’ are the heart of our economic growth: Since this blog’s first articles in 2003, the vision has been about
Pedestrian Streets in the U.S. 2014: While there are several dozen entries on car free places (presented in
Tactical Urbanism: Short-term action for long-term change: See updated version of this article here. Why wait for neighborhood change
Learning from the Burning Man principles in our cities: This is the ultimate demonstration of crowdsourced placemaking in the world: 70,000
A model for crowdplacemaking is… in Vegas?: What happens when you take a crowdsourced pop-up city of 60,000 people
The economic benefits to businesses in walkable communities: Walkable is good for business. A November 2013 report, Business Performance in Walkable
Young adults, community building, lead downtown revitalization: Let’s try something different in this post. Because I can’t find something
Facebook invests in social networking urban village: Like this! It was just a matter of time before Facebook began
Crowdsourcing a pop-up city of 60,000 in the desert: One week, it’s a vast desert revealing zero signs of any kind
Crowdsourced placemaking goes regional in Long Island: While a number of communities are taking on the crowdsourced placemaking of their downtowns,
Smart growth produces 10 times more tax revenue: Finally, evidence of what we all knew: Walkable communities save/create significant $
Study: Millennials lead trend to walkable communities: The actual headlines based on a new U.S. PIRG study, “New Direction: Our
Why Buying Local is Worth Every Cent: Ever wish there was a single graphic that effectively summarized the benefits
WalkUP Wake-Up Call’ report a model for walkability: We know there’s a demand for walkable communities, but what about the
Fundrise pioneers crowd-invested placemaking: Just seven months ago we were outlining the inevitability of crowd-invested placemaking.
The greenest office building in the world: Forget LEED certification, the standard for green building, the folks behind this
People would crowdsource piazzas if they had the chance…: If given the opportunity to crowdsource a vision for their downtown, what
Destination space for pop-up retailers: For communities that want to crowdsource their future, but looking for interim
Bristol’s 2-year crowdsourced placemaking success story: This is a follow up story to “Bristol crowdsources piazza into downtown
Change agents revitalize a block as they revitalize a home to live in: As is repeated often on this site, it often takes only one
What is crowdsourced placemaking?’ video: It’s been over four years since I posted the What is crowdsourced
Crowd-invested placemaking… the next step: What is crowd-invested placemaking and why is it the next step? This
Crowd sources revitalization of their downtown… in big way: When Renaissance Downtowns, a visionary triple-bottom-line real estate development firm that won
More evidence that walkability is financially positive: Many of us know empirically that walkable neighborhoods are positives economically, socially
Charlotte, NC builds a live music village: A transformed 1900s textile mill, Charlotte’s NC Music Factory may not be
City of Birmingham hints at crowdsourced placemaking: While we have examples of the private sector crowdsourcing places and the