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Who was Jane Jacobs?

Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) was an urbanist and activist whose writings championed a fresh, community-based approach to city building. She had no formal training as a planner, and yet her 1961 treatise, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, introduced…

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Why placemaking is now place marketing

The term “placemaking” is seemingly everywhere, bandied about by planners and developers as a kind of cure-all for most any development objective. But when properly understood—and implemented—it transcends city planning and marketing silos and spotlights a city like few initiatives…

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What is transformative placemaking?

There is an urgency, and opportunity, for local and regional leaders to embrace and advance place-led development that produces better economic outcomes for more people in more places. The Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Center for Transformative Placemaking aims…

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101 Small Actions With Big Effects in Cities

The Curbed team has compiled a laundry list of creative and effective ways for people to give some love to their cities. Patrick Sisson and Alissa Walker have created a list of “101 small ways you can improve your city”…

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How to stop city life from stressing you out

(CNN) Stand-still traffic, air pollution, crowded streets, endless gray sidewalks. Sound familiar? This is just a glimpse of what life can be like when living in a big city, so it comes as no surprise that people regularly get stressed out.…

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