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Why Liverpool is bidding to become an autism-friendly city | Social Care Network | The Guardian

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Creating an Autism-Friendly Community:

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     There are several movements to make communities better places to live for people with special needs–senior citizens, those with dementia, and now those with autism. We need to make our cities and towns good places for everyone and we are far from achieving this. Today’s post shares what Liverpool is doing to make it a welcoming place for people with autism. Kudos to The Guardian for this article!

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“Autism champions around the city are being taught how to recognise the signs that someone may have the condition and how to handle challenging behaviour…”

Source: Why Liverpool is bidding to become an autism-friendly city | Social Care Network | The Guardian

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The Creative Apothecary Applauds Liverpool for its Autism-Friendly Approach!

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How Art and Color Have the Power to Revitalize Entire Communities – Happify Daily

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The Arts and Community Development, A Winning Combination:

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     There is something about color that lifts the spirits. I love communities where color has become part of the architectural environment. Today’s post brings you a TED talk by two film makers who are involved in revitalizing communities through making their environments more colorful.

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“With some fresh paint and a unique idea, these filmmakers are breathing new life into struggling communities.”

Source: How Art and Color Have the Power to Revitalize Entire Communities – Happify Daily

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The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Power of a Positive Environment!

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Ten Strategies for Transforming Cities and Public Spaces through Placemaking – Project for Public Spaces

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Making Your Community a Better Place for Everyone:

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     The Project for Public Spaces is a valuable resource for making your community a better place to live. One of the reasons I like them so much is that they put people at the heart of their transforming activities and put locals at the heart of the planning and design process. They come not as “saviors” but as partners and collaborators in helping communities to transform themselves.

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“Ten ways to help strengthen your communities and jump-start economic development through Placemaking.”

Source: Ten Strategies for Transforming Cities and Public Spaces through Placemaking – Project for Public Spaces

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The Creative Apothecary Supports Placemaking in Communities!

Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design™ Announces 2016-2017 Awards – Project for Public Spaces

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Community Involvement in Rural Design:

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     Much attention is focused on designing community-centered places in urban areas; it is critically important that this happen in rural communities as well. I was delighted to see that the Project for Public Spaces and the Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design have a collaborative program to support rural efforts.

     I have been living in a lovely rural area of Massachusetts’ South Coast for several months; I would love to see Westport and other South Coast towns get involved in this program. The program is a tribute to the growing public-private partnerships that are making our communities more centered on the needs of their people.

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“Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design™ is pleased to announce the selection of six organizations to host rural design workshops for the 2016-2017 program year.”

Source: Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design™ Announces 2016-2017 Awards – Project for Public Spaces

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Creativity in Rural Communities!

Eleven Principles for Creating Great Community Places – Project for Public Spaces

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Principles of Creative Placemaking for Your Community:

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     I always find it helpful to have a great summary list for new ventures. For people in a community looking to make it a great place to live, I recommend this thoughtful list from the Project of Public Spaces, a practical and inspiring organization helping communities to transform themselves. By the way, these can be used in turning schools and other organizations around as well.

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“Adapted from our best-seller, How to Turn a Place Around, these eleven common-sense principles are the key to any successful Placemaking effort.”

Source: Eleven Principles for Creating Great Community Places – Project for Public Spaces

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Courtesy of Dale Chihuly

Dale Chihuly, Photograph by Barbara Fitos

Dale Chihuly, Photograph by Barbara Fitos

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Community Involvement in Placemaking!