Posts tagged "Placemaking"

Vote by Oct. 5 to select the "Space in Between" People's Choice winner

Vote by Oct. 5 to select the "Space in Between" People's Choice winner
Back in late June, I wrote about a pretty cool contest taking place in the Chicagoland area involving Placemaking. Placemaking is a community-based approach to planning, designing and managing great public places. Placemakers challenge us to confront vacant lots and empty storefronts, instead of turning our heads from the fenced off, boarded up eyesores in so... Read more »

Metropolitan Planning Council's "Space in Between"

Metropolitan Planning Council's "Space in Between"
Once upon a time, the market crashed. Remember 2008? Not ringing a bell, just look around Chicago: Vacant storefronts, boarded-up buildings, and empty lots littered with trash bags and beer cans should have—would have—could have been thriving shops, homes or community parks. Instead, they are the lingering villains of the recession. But for every villain,... Read more »