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Placemaking: Hunter Street Mall

Hunter Street Mall is perhaps the best example of place making in Newcastle. It has evolved organically over decades via a curious mixture of circumstances. 272 more words

Whose place are we making?

Last weekend I was pleased to attend my first place-making workshop ever. It was quite refreshing  and inspiring getting to hang out with people with similar interests: within our means & skills, we all want to transform our community into a better… 598 more words


kickstART Your Weekend with Some Good Reads: Bike Share for Toddlers, LeBron James and the Importance of Place, and Community-Based Arts Education

Our Friday update here at kickstART farmington highlights some great articles we’ve read this week dealing with art, creative placemaking, and building great communities. You’re sure to find some inspiration to make your life and our community even better! 189 more words

Helping Communities to Bring Vacant Land Back into Use

Nikola Miller, Planning Policy and Practice Officer at RTPI Scotland, reports on a new national programme to bring derelict land back into temporary use… 370 more words


Placemaking: comparing Beaumont St and Darby St

Both these streets have become “places”, through the growth of cafés and popular eateries as well as a variety of boutique stores. They are also both strip shopping streets for local inner city suburbs and both have a clearly demarcated zone, defined by major intersections and the presence of cafés and restaurants, where traffic is most concentrated and where close mingling of pedestrians, car drivers and cyclists is most likely to take place. 408 more words


Two quotes from Indian author and activist Arundhati Roy are on my mind tonight. First the disturbing.

“Either way, change will come. It could be bloody, or it could be beautiful.

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