How Placemaking Drives Resilient Cities, by Ethan Kent (PPS)
... Thriving places have a direct impact on our ability to address major societal challenges. As numerous studies have shown, a strong sense of place is an important factor not only in our own health and well being, but also in the physical and economic health of our cities. Part of this experience of a place comes from actively participating in the creation of its meaning and use—and people are less likely to develop a strong relationship to, and investment in, a place if there is a high risk of the place not being sustained. We need to focus on Placemaking in order to generate resilience, just as resilience is necessary for investing in place ... a resilient community also leverages its investments for broader outcomes – this is what Dr. Judith Rodin has dubbed “the resilience dividend.”
Monday, June 29, 2015
"A strong sense of place is an important factor ... in the physical and economic health of our cities."
I'm going to continue mentioning this even if it drives you crazy.