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How to Paint a 'Love Letter' to a City

How to Paint a 'Love Letter' to a City | Placemaking | Scoop.it
Stephen Powers and ICY Signs resuscitate the art of sign-painting—along with the morale of those in Baltimore's poorest neighborhoods.
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This is a great idea for "constructive vandalism"! Reminds me of For the Love of Cities and Peter Kageyama, at the DCI 2014 Vibrant Downtown conference in Grand Junction. 

 

Check out Better Block's Jason Roberts at the Governors Awards for Downtown Excellence on October 9 in Durango.

 

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High-Profile Historic Preservationist Makes the Case for Saving Buildings

High-Profile Historic Preservationist Makes the Case for Saving Buildings | Placemaking | Scoop.it
In a new book, Stephanie Meeks tackles displacement, sustainability, the power of data and more.
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Saving historic buildings is incredibly important for communities maintaining interesting and unique character. I am a huge proponent of finding ways to reuse, renovate, rehabilitate structures. 

But most of the time I find the labeling of buildings as "endangered" seems to have a negative impact. The owners being speculating and hold on the building longer with no investment because they think now it is of value to others. 

What are some alternative ways to celebrate the importance of a building without the effect of dooming it to disinvestment and decline due to speculation? 
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best-cs-policies-of-2015.pdf

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A convenient guide for communities looking to put policies in place for complete streets. Love it. 
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Take Action Now to Create Great Streets - Project for Public Spaces

Take Action Now to Create Great Streets - Project for Public Spaces | Placemaking | Scoop.it
While our first set of resources about Streets as Places focused on Principles, the following pages are all about actions – innovative efforts that individuals, communities, and governments across the world are undertaking in order to create great streets that work as shared public spaces
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Great resource. Some great ideas for creating an engaging people-focused environment in the community. 

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Maximizing ROI from Incentives

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Does your community use incentives to attract investment? What do you think are the pros and cons? Check out this summary of a new report looking at the return on investment.

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Searching For Home - History Colorado Center

Searching For Home - History Colorado Center | Placemaking | Scoop.it
Searching for Home: Homelessness in Colorado History invites visitors to explore Colorado’s long history of economic struggle and to consider the complexities of an issue often reduced to simplistic stereotypes.
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The conversation around homelessness and housing in Colorado has been at the top of our City Builder Housing dialogue. This exhibit at History Colorado showcases this topic through history. 

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Denver Activists Push for Income-Based Bus Fares

Denver Activists Push for Income-Based Bus Fares | Placemaking | Scoop.it
In January, transit’s getting pricier in the Mile-High City.
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Can a Downtown Organization Manage Parking? | The Parking Matters® Blog

Can a Downtown Organization Manage Parking? | The Parking Matters® Blog | Placemaking | Scoop.it
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This Weekend: See What Broadway Would Be Like With a Protected Bike Lane | Streetsblog Denver

This Weekend: See What Broadway Would Be Like With a Protected Bike Lane | Streetsblog Denver | Placemaking | Scoop.it
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Excited to see how s. Broadway/Baker neighborhood responds to happier biking! 

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How the Internet of Everything Can Unlock New Possibilities for Cities Across the Globe

How the Internet of Everything Can Unlock New Possibilities for Cities Across the Globe | Placemaking | Scoop.it
With contributions from leading public sector innovators from across the country, this crowdsourced white paper explores how the Internet of Everything (IoE) is currently at work in communities today and peeks around the corner to see the new possibilities the IoE might unlock in the future. It also discusses the challenges - and potential solutions - city leaders might encounter as they move forward with IoE implementations.
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From snow removal to determining if the swings are busy at the local park, cities are using the Internet of Everything (IoE) to find solutions and simplify processes. 

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Measuring the Health Effects of Sprawl

Measuring the Health Effects of Sprawl | Placemaking | Scoop.it
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Another reminder that the walkable core of our communities supports not only small business, community engagement, but also healthy living! 

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Creating cities: the book

Creating cities: the book | Placemaking | Scoop.it
In 2008, Marcus Westbury returned to his hometown of Newcastle, Australia
and found more than 150 empty buildings lining it’s two main streets. Three
years later the world’s largest travel publisher named it one of the
world’s top ten cities to visit.

Creating Cities is about the unlikely events in between. How a failed idea
to start a bar morphed into a scheme that has helped transform Newcastle,
launched more than two hundred creative and community projects across
Australia and is fast

Via Manu Fernandez
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Trump's Answer To Fixing Country's Transportation Infrastructure: Use Other People's Money

Trump's Answer To Fixing Country's Transportation Infrastructure: Use Other People's Money | Placemaking | Scoop.it
President-elect Donald Trump’s solution to fixing the nation’s long-neglected infrastructure is to solely rely on public-private partnerships.
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Residents of Every Generation Reveal What Makes a Community Worth Recommending

Residents of Every Generation Reveal What Makes a Community Worth Recommending | Placemaking | Scoop.it
National Research Center, Inc. has found that the appearance of a community is one of two features that are most closely linked to the willingness of residents in every age group to recommend the community t
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What makes a community worth recommending? More great content from our partners at National Research Center. 
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5 Steps for Creating a Local Placemaking Campaign

5 Steps for Creating a Local Placemaking Campaign | Placemaking | Scoop.it
Do you want to get involved with the placemaking movement but don’t know where to start? Whether you’ve been following Project for Public Spaces for years or just found out about our work, now is the perfect time to organize a local group to encourage placemaking in your community.
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Will U.S. Cities Design Their Way Out of the Affordable Housing Crisis?

Will U.S. Cities Design Their Way Out of the Affordable Housing Crisis? | Placemaking | Scoop.it
“Missing middle” architecture could ease rents — and allow more Americans to build real estate wealth.
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Discuss challenges and solutions for affordable and attainable housing and homelessness at the next DCI District Committee meeting, Jan 26 11:30am in Arvada. Hosted by Arvada Urban Renewal. 

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The Continued Rise of the U.S. Creative Class

The Continued Rise of the U.S. Creative Class | Placemaking | Scoop.it
San Francisco, D.C., and Boston remain the nation’s leading creative class hotspots, but some Rustbelt and Sunbelt metros have seen substantial growth.
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Colorado has always had a strong creative community but the OEDIT Colorado Creative Industry and the Creative District program have really taken us to the next level. As the Space to Create rolls out in Trinidad and other programs, like Paonia's artist in residency takes off, certainly Colorado is the ideal spot for the creative mind.

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The protected bike lane ridership bump, city by city (infographic)

The protected bike lane ridership bump, city by city (infographic) | Placemaking | Scoop.it
A series of anecdotes have formed a very clear trend line.
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Time after time, studies show that the healthy environment shapes positive behaviors for the community and each individual. The Downtown Denver Partnership and the City are doing great things to encourage bicyclists to feel safe downtown. 

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Wesfarmers Releases 18th Sustainability Report - 3BL Media (press release)

Wesfarmers Releases 18th Sustainability Report - 3BL Media (press release) | Placemaking | Scoop.it
Wesfarmers Releases 18th Sustainability Report 3BL Media (press release) Wesfarmers today released its online 2015 Sustainability Report, which discloses its performance against its ten community and environmental impact principles in the areas of...
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Who Needs to Be Invited to the Affordable Housing Planning Meeting?

Who Needs to Be Invited to the Affordable Housing Planning Meeting? | Placemaking | Scoop.it
A new Lincoln Institute of Land Policy report offers up equitable models of inclusionary zoning.
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Affordable, and attainable housing discussions, and considering the partners involved, will be a key topic at the DCI Vibrant Downtowns conference next week in Durango. Join us for an Urban Renewal luncheon Oct 8 at 11:45 and the half day Real Estate Redevelopment forum on Oct 9 both supported by Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck. 

#DCIVibrantDowntowns.

 

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The Complicated Business of Placemaking in a Place That Already Exists

The Complicated Business of Placemaking in a Place That Already Exists | Placemaking | Scoop.it
Artist Theaster Gates has a vision for downtown Gary, Indiana. Now he is learning how it melds with Gary’s vision of itself.
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Like Colorado's new Create Space project, Place Lab looks at ways to reinvigorate places with creativity in housing, jobs, physical improvements, and inspirational leadership. 

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How Do You and Your Organization Define Success?

How Do You and Your Organization Define Success? | Placemaking | Scoop.it
How do you define success? While the tendency is to focus on numbers, a pure financial focus can promote unethical behavior. The recent $1.2 billion accounting scandal at Toshiba is an example of a...
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A really nice blog entry considering the impacts of a narrow definition of success.

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The Uberizing of the Government Workforce

The Uberizing of the Government Workforce | Placemaking | Scoop.it
As the use of contract and temporary workers grows and millennials move into government, the public sector will need to adapt.
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Make way for changes from life-long employees to contracts and short-term roles. Cumbersome hiring/management systems and over burdened retirement plans may give way to a new model like it or not.

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A Year in the Life of the City Accelerator

A Year in the Life of the City Accelerator | Placemaking | Scoop.it
It's time for a recap and review of this philanthropic, collaborative startup that has put down roots in eight cities so far.
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The Accelerator is providing great insight and models to look at engagement and fostering investment in civic processes in several cities. 

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Metro light rail in Phoenix has been catalyst for $8 billion in new development

Metro light rail in Phoenix has been catalyst for $8 billion in new development | Placemaking | Scoop.it
A coterie of Valley mayors today unveiled a big increase in light-rail transit-oriented development.
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While bus maybe easier to shift routes when development patterns shift, this article indicates that development actually follows light rail.

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