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Creating place value: Attracting and retaining businesses and talent

In a post-recession economy that is increasingly competitive on a global scale, communities are grappling with the issue of how to attract and retain businesses More...

Reimagining our streets as places: From transit routes to community roots

Community streets are no longer a social space for conversation and community development as they once were, but have progressed into monotonous, fast paced routes More...

What makes a city beautiful?

While it is commonly said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, Alain de Botton argues that this isn’t necessarily the case when More...

Placemaking and place-led development: A new paradigm for cities of the future

The way we shape and develop our communities worldwide needs to change. This is the call action given at the Urban Age Conference last November More...

London’s public art is becoming increasingly surreal

If you’ve ever been to London, you understand that they have a different sort of art there, most of which is considered surreal and makes More...

Why fake vintage buildings are a blow to architecture, historic neighborhoods and the character of a city

Tazmine Loomas writes about the damage done to cities and citizens by fake vintage buildings, and why communities should be concerned with the presence of More...

Choosing place-receiving over placemaking, and why

Chuck Wolfe at the Sustainable Cities Collective blogs about the importance of  “place-receiving”, arguing that placemaking alone may mean little if place-receivers aren’t focused on as the “most authentic More...

Citizen placemaking project rethinks public space in Cologne

Christian Fahl at the Sustainable Cities Collective shares a rather inspiring story about how a group of residents stepped up to deal with a number of challenges More...

Place making and football: They go together better than you might think

I recently learned that the CFL has planned to have the Hamilton Tiger Cats playing in the new Tim Hortons Field, formerly Ivor Wynne Stadium, More...

The massive arch on this bridge could soon be a hidden pedestrian path

Adele Peters writes to FastCoExist about a Stockholm waterway which is undergoing a transformation from an arch to a pedestrian walkway. With Stockholm’s geographic location and More...

Can graffiti be good for cities?

Looking at the example of 5Pointz, a “graffiti hotspot” in Queens, New York, Shaunacy Ferro at Fast Company explores the cultural and economic value of this urban art More...