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  • CYCLE 3 (2017)

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A Strong Neighborhood Blog: What is your favorite public space?

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Placemaking in Buckeye

(3.15.16) What is your favorite public space?

“What is your favorite public space?” is one of my favorite “check-in” questions when I host meetings.

I ask it for two reasons:

  1. It forces people (professionals and civilians alike) to think about and articulate why they like a particular park, library, neighborhood, street or plaza.
  2. As a student of “place,” I really do want to know. I firmly believe that great neighborhoods are defined by their public places. To me, places that are safe, comfortable, accessible, welcoming and inclusive reflect democracy in action.
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Bubbles at Britt Oval

Saint Luke’s Foundation was established nearly two decades ago to improve the health and well-being of residents of Greater Cleveland. Our Strong Neighborhood program strategy aims to achieve this mission by enhancing the physical environments and improving social conditions in the Buckeye-Shaker, Woodland Hills and Mt. Pleasant neighborhoods.

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Britt Oval enjoyed by many

The “how” of this work is an active process called placemaking: planning, designing, programming and managing the public realm to improve health and well-being. Over the next few weeks, we’ll offer up some inspiration, insights and reflections alongside real-world, real-time examples of this work. Stay tuned!

 

 

BTW – My favorite public space is Britt Oval, an oval-shaped green space right next to Saint Luke’s.

I love it because of what it will become.

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Britt Oval/MOOS project

 

By: Nelson Beckford
Senior Program Officer, A Strong Neighborhood
Saint Luke’s Foundation