Placemaking

Charles R. Wolfe

5 'Placemaking' Lessons From Seattle's Amazing Super Bowl Parade

An estimated 700,000—more than the city's population of 635,000—welcomed the Seahawks home, without major incident.

San Francisco Is Rolling Out High-Tech Playgrounds for Adults

The city is partnering with private techie groups to fund these science-themed transformations of public space.

Saving Seattle's Neighborhood Authenticity Through Better Buildings

A short documentary examines how to prevent South Lake Union from becoming another blah maze of featureless buildings.

Kaid Benfield

What We Talk About When We Talk About Cities

On cities, sustainable placemaking, and the careful use of words.

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Why Smart Growth Can't Be the Only Answer

Smart growth policies are important, but they're not enough.

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How Building Beautiful Spaces Can Foster Environmentalism

A focus on placemaking can drive the green movement.

Operations Group public affairs

Extreme Placemaking: Inside the Army's Mock Afghan Villages at Fort Polk

For several years now, the U.S. military has been trying to replicate Afghan and Iraqi towns on U.S. soil to prepare soldiers to go there.

Defining a 'Meaningful' Space

Sometimes just using your eyeballs is the best place to start