More than Rooftop Yoga and Food Trucks

Posted on 10/26/16 in SC Perspectives

[image:1] (10.28.16) Project for Public Spaces defines placemaking as the active process of planning, designing, managing and programming the public realm. In essence, the goal of placemaking is to improve the functionality, aesthetics, social ability and comfort... read more

Thank you, Jane Jacobs for knowing your “PLACE”!

Posted on 08/18/16 in SC Perspectives

[image:1] (8.18.16) If you care about neighborhoods and how they function, you probably already know much about journalist, author and activist Jane Jacobs and her understanding of place. But if you aren’t familiar with Jane Jacobs, here... read more

Resilient Families Blog: Reflections on “$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America”

Posted on 04/28/16 by Christie in RF Perspectives

[image:3] (4.28.16) I was really moved by Kathryn Edin’s recent address at the City Club, as it served as a reminder of how easy it is for families to fall through the cracks, often in spite... read more

A Strong Neighborhood Guest Blog Feature: Seeing the Underlying Potential

Posted on 04/26/16 in SC Perspectives

[image:1] As I stood at the top of the hill, my view of the city was broken up by the naked trees running down the hillside, at the bottom of which lay a stern brick structure... read more

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

Posted on 04/15/16 in SC Perspectives

[image:1] (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. [image:2] I ask it for two reasons: It forces people (professionals and civilians alike) to... read more