Urbanism and studies of place

Urbanism and studies of place

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Creating the park of the future | Interview with Sean Malone, Dorothea Dix Park
Creating the park of the future | Interview with Sean Malone, Dorothea Dix Park
There have been many placemaking projects to reclaim disused areas and transform them into green public spaces, but none have the audacity of Raleigh’s 308-acre Dorothea Dix Park project. Sean Malone, President and CEO, of Dorothea Dix Park Conservancy to discover how citizen engagement and collabor
·www.citynationplace.com·
Creating the park of the future | Interview with Sean Malone, Dorothea Dix Park
How Cities Can Integrate Nature to Improve Mental Health
How Cities Can Integrate Nature to Improve Mental Health
A growing body of research has shown the significant benefits of natural settings on human cognition and mental health. But until now, it has been difficult to quantify these benefits in a useful
·psychcentral.com·
How Cities Can Integrate Nature to Improve Mental Health
Workspace: Evergreen Cooperatives
Workspace: Evergreen Cooperatives
“The impetus came through some of the city’s anchor institutions, including the Cleveland Foundation, Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals and . . .>
·ethos-magazine.com·
Workspace: Evergreen Cooperatives
Study: Walkability is Key to More Greenspace Use
Study: Walkability is Key to More Greenspace Use
If city planners want more people to visit community green spaces, they should focus on "putting humans in the equation," according to University of Arizona researchers in a new paper appear
·psychcentral.com·
Study: Walkability is Key to More Greenspace Use
Don’t Fall in the Branding Trap
Don’t Fall in the Branding Trap
My latest piece is online in City Lab. It’s another look at urban branding. Here’s an excerpt. The problem with the typical approach extends beyond just marketing. It has tangible conse…
·www.aaronrenn.com·
Don’t Fall in the Branding Trap
Your City Is Not a Brand
Your City Is Not a Brand
Corporations are trying to take over our civic identity. Don't let them.
·www.vice.com·
Your City Is Not a Brand
Extra: What happened to the town square? - Monocle 24: Monocle on Design
Extra: What happened to the town square? - Monocle 24: Monocle on Design
Ireland’s exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale is entitled “Free Market” and ruminates on the changing role of the town square in civic life. Here we ask if such spaces should be for public discourse or for parking cars – and whether these time-tested spaces are disappearing.
·pca.st·
Extra: What happened to the town square? - Monocle 24: Monocle on Design
Walkability Needs Nature
Walkability Needs Nature
The healthiest neighborhoods are both walkable and green, according to a growing body of evidence.
·www.planetizen.com·
Walkability Needs Nature
How New Approaches to the Storefront Are Reviving Retail
How New Approaches to the Storefront Are Reviving Retail
New technology, changing demographics and shifting consumer preferences have caused a slump in sales at big-box stores, traditional shopping malls and downtown storefronts across the country. But innovative uses of space and new approaches to drawing customers into stores show signs of promise. A recent SPUR forum in San Jose explored how retailers are finding success locally.
·www.spur.org·
How New Approaches to the Storefront Are Reviving Retail
Minneapolis and the Bold North
Minneapolis and the Bold North
In 2015 I reposted an article out of Minneapolis about how people in that city were thinking about the idea of rebranding themselves as the capita of a region called “the North” as oppo…
·www.urbanophile.com·
Minneapolis and the Bold North
A 'City Vitality' Metric
A 'City Vitality' Metric
Gallup and the city of Tulsa have partnered on the new Gallup-Tulsa CitiVoice Index.
·www.planetizen.com·
A 'City Vitality' Metric
Telling the other side of the story - Blog
Telling the other side of the story - Blog
I was interested to read that Detroit is hiring a chief storyteller. As the city emerges from a long period of decline, Aaron Foley has been appointed to produce stories and first-person accounts about life in the city. The stories will feature on social media and a new city website. Foley says local residents deserve better and more diverse stories about the reality of living in the city than the usual tales of doom and gloom. I live a couple of miles from a city that, like Detroit, has a reputation problem. A classic English seaside town, Southend-on-Sea’s amusement park, beaches and fish...
·iansanders.com·
Telling the other side of the story - Blog
Tips and Tools for Designing Your Town - RPA Lab
Tips and Tools for Designing Your Town - RPA Lab
Have you ever wanted to change something about your neighborhood or town, but didn’t know where to start? Or passed through green streets or traffic-calm roads of a neighboring community and wondered how they did it? You’re in luck. RPA is excited to launch Design Your Town – an interactive web-based resource for citizen planners, professionals and anyone concerned about the quality of the villages and landscapes where they live. This website has attractive and sustainable designs for different kinds of places as well as the details, policies and regulations needed for implementation. You ...
·lab.rpa.org·
Tips and Tools for Designing Your Town - RPA Lab
The hidden ways that architecture affects how you feel
The hidden ways that architecture affects how you feel
As more of us flock to urban living, city designers are re-thinking buildings’ influence on our moods in an era of “neuro-architecture”.
·www.bbc.com·
The hidden ways that architecture affects how you feel