A Story Of A Place: Transforming America's Cities

Placemaking is the art of architecture connecting spaces to communities.
August 26, 2003, 5am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Placemaking is not a matter of happenstance," writes Alexander Wu in an ArchNewsNow editorial. "Effective placemaking requires several important details to be considered before a project’s inception: developing a context that responds to the scale of the surrounding environment, consideration of the emotional impact it will have on its users, and an understanding and love of the history of the built world. To be successful, a project needs to cast its own spell on its users and community by creating a variety of experiences. Placemaking realizes in the buildings and, equally important, in the spaces defined by the buildings, a shared sense of community and a connection with the language and culture of a city."

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Published on Monday, August 25, 2003 in ArchNewsNow.com
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