Adding Love and Forgiveness to the Placemaking Toolkit: My Article for Next City

An article I wrote for a client, Enterprise Community Partners, is up on Next City. The article covers the unique approach Enterprise and their fellows developed to placemaking projects–one they call “collaborative actions” which takes the best of both community organizing, and its focus on working through tough issues, and the power of reimagining that comes with making and design.

From the article:

While the Tour De Farce may look like yet another tactical urbanism project, the frame of love and forgiveness gives community projects like it a different starting point than many other placemaking projects.

Centering a discussion on community development around love and forgiveness gives communities permission to talk about tough issues.

For more, read the article here.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s