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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
Pedestrian Streets in the U.S.: 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