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Dec 8, 2014 By
Massachusetts is funding a placemaking initiative to renew its old industrial gateway cities. Available funds are only $16 million, but there's a plan to make the money go a long way.
Dec 5, 2014 Boston Globe
The PlacePlans project—led by the Michigan Municipal League and the Michigan State University School of Planning, Design and Construction—recently released plans for placemaking efforts in eight Michigan communities.
Dec 3, 2014 Holland Sentinel
Dan Reed examines the Green Line in Minneapolis near the campus of the University of Minnesota as a case study of how transit can improve streets.
Oct 31, 2014 Greater Greater Washington
In the fifth of his "place-decoding" series from France, Chuck Wolfe recalls how we carry with us the ability to mine pride from place, even in places that are, perhaps, least expected to shine.
Oct 25, 2014 The Huffington Post
For the last several decades, North American cities have used growth as a primary economic engine. Increasingly less dense new growth is subsidized by the more dense core, but requires a growth rate that is not supportable in the long term.
Oct 15, 2014 PlaceShakers
In his fourth "place-decoding" essay from France, Chuck Wolfe illustrates how a traditional placemaking intervention is especially powerful when underlying urban fundamentals align.
Oct 9, 2014 Huffington Post
A new cross-disciplinary report cites 32 case studies to offer practical solutions for integrating trees into civic spaces and surface car parks.
Oct 2, 2014 Trees in Hard Landscapes: A Guide for Delivery
Inspired by the Paris Plages temporary urban beach along the Seine, a temporary beach in a park in Downtown Detroit is inspiring the Motor City to rethink its public spaces.
Sep 30, 2014 Project For Public Spaces
In his third "place-decoding" essay from France, Chuck Wolfe recalls all that we can learn from walking between settled places.
Sep 25, 2014 The Huffington Post