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‘Emergence’ is the ‘why’ of collective impact: What is the why behind collective impact? Yes, by definition, collective impact
Enabling joy, bliss, flow, ecstasis in our communities: Joy, bliss, flow… these are often words used to describe one’s personal
A new era of crowdsourced real estate development is upon us: The problem: Real estate development has one of the worst reputations in
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
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
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
What emerging generations really want: A piazza: As the 1600+ entries in this blog provide evidence for, emerging generations
How the triple-bottom-line will save a town’s economy: What’s happening in Bristol, Connecticut (pop. 61,000), home of ESPN, is pretty