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#AE17 | A placemaking manifesto for Northern Ireland | Township

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***Placemaking for Community Development Series: Northern Ireland***

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            The placemaking movement is flourishing across the world. Township is a collaboration of professionals, academics, artists, and others in Norther Ireland who recognize the importance of community involvement in local development. This manifesto is a brilliant analysis and overview of major issues in development there. It is also a great model for other towns to examine.

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Source: #AE17 | A placemaking manifesto for Northern Ireland | Township

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Courtesy of design-dautore magazine

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Power of Placemaking!

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Bringing Together Arts and Community Development – Shelterforce – National Housing Institute

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***The Arts in Creative Placemaking Series***

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Courtesy of design-dautore magazine

                This is an excellent introduction to the three-way partnership of the National Endowment for the Arts, ArtPlace, and the Kresge Foundation in supporting creative placemaking in communities as a tool of social and economic development. There are interesting projects in many communities where the arts are contributing to making them better places to live and work.

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Source: Bringing Together Arts and Community Development – Shelterforce – National Housing Institute

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Courtesy of design-dautore magazine

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Courtesy of design-dautore magazine

The Creative Apothecary Support Creative Placemaking in Communities!

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Who sets the agenda in America’s new urban core? – CREATIVZ.US

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Transforming Communities from Within, the Way to Go 

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Havana, Courtesy of design-dautore magazine

Havana, Courtesy of design-dautore magazine

     Creative place-making is a way to foster renewal and development in our communities. I post often on this topic, from a number of perspectives. What is critical to remember is that reshaping our communities must come from within the community; outsiders bringing the answers never works in the long run.

     In today’s post Umberto Crenca, founder of AS220 in Providence, Rhode Island offers thoughtful analysis and insight into the importance of the local community in determining the direction and future of creative spaces, as well as other forms of economic development. Far too often the “experts” fail when they do not include those most affected by change from the very start of planning for the future.

“Creative placemaking needs more consideration of the people who are already part of the community.”

Source: Who sets the agenda in America’s new urban core? – CREATIVZ.US

Havana, Courtesy of design-dautore magazine

Havana, Courtesy of design-dautore magazine

Havana Courtesy of design-dautore magazine

Havana
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The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Power of Community Ideas!

What is Placemaking? – Project for Public Spaces

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Shaping Our Communities Through Placemaking:

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Courtesy of Dale Chihuly

Courtesy of Dale Chihuly

     The Project for Public Spaces is an innovative organization helping communities to transform themselves into welcoming and creative spaces for the people who live and work in them. Over the next few weeks I will be sharing information, examples, and resources from them. The lessons they are teaching us are important ones as we strive to make our communities healthy and creative for all.

     Today’s post examines some of the basic principles and values that form the foundation of their work and should be ours as community-makers as well.

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“With community-based participation at its center, an effective Placemaking process capitalizes on a local community’s assets, inspiration, and potential, and it results in the creation of quality public spaces that contribute to people’s health, happiness, and well being.”

Source: What is Placemaking? – Project for Public Spaces

Courtesy of Dale Chihuly

Courtesy of Dale Chihuly

Courtesy of Dale Chihuly

Courtesy of Dale Chihuly

The Creative Apothecary Supports Creative Placemaking!

HAVANA’S PUBLIC SPACES by Project for Public Spaces

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Lessons from Urban Development in Cuba:

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Havana Courtesy of design-dautore magazine

Havana
Courtesy of design-dautore magazine

     Transforming our communities through place-making and ethical urban development is a theme of my book in progress, Shaping Lives, Transforming Communities: Creative Expression in the Dance of Life.”  There are lessons to be learned from many unexpected places. With our new relations with Cuba developing month by month, a look at urban development in Havana is a good place to start.

     This pictorial essay by Ethan Kent of Project for Public Spaces is well worth a thoughtful read.

     The images on this post are all from Havana and come courtesy of design-dautore magazine.

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“With improving diplomatic relations between Cuba and the US, the country’s public space, and public life, is poised to evolve in new directions, for better and worse. In 2006, Ethan Kent of Project for Public Spaces had the opportunity to witness the unique urban environment of Havana firsthand – and collected some thoughts on what it has to teach there rest of the world, and what should be preserved, and built upon, in the face of change. More than anything though, the city offers an interesting contrast to many of the misdirected development patterns of American modernization.”

Source: HAVANA’S PUBLIC SPACES by Project for Public Spaces

Havana, Courtesy of design-dautore magazine

Havana, Courtesy of design-dautore magazine

Havana Courtesy of design-dautore magazine

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The Creative Apothecary Supports People-Centered Urban Design!

Our Top 10 Articles of 2015 – Project for Public Spaces

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Creating Public Spaces for All of Us:

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Courtesy of Dale Chihuly

Courtesy of Dale Chihuly

     Making public spaces attractive and inviting, transforming ordinary space into dreamworlds–this has been one of the most exciting innovations in community development over the last decade and more. Cities, small communities, gardens, museums, public spaces of every size and shape have become the settings for both permanent and short-term creations. These make life more satisfying for all of  us.

     The Project for Public Spaces has assembled a wonderful potpourri of articles from 2015 on exciting ventures that are turning our communities into better places to live and work. Each presentation offers a wealth of information and images on specific projects and why we should be supporting and participating in this transformation of our communities.

     I have paired the information resources with images on this post from one of my favorite artists, Dale Chihuly. Mr. Chihuly is known worldwide for his gorgeous glass sculptures and especially for public installations like those over the bridges of Venice and in gardens, including that in the Dallas Museum of Art. His work is truly a feast for both eyes and spirit!

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Source: Our Top 10 Articles of 2015 – Project for Public Spaces

Courtesy of Dale Chihuly

Courtesy of Dale Chihuly

Courtesy of Dale Chihuly

Courtesy of Dale Chihuly

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This Abandoned Coal Mine In Scotland Is Now A Modern-Day Stonehenge | Co.Exist | ideas impact

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Transforming Communities After Coal: A Lesson From Scotland

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Courtesy of Art Therapist Canada

Courtesy of Art Therapist Canada

A major theme of my book in progress Shaping Lives, Transforming Communities: Creative Expression in the Dance of Life is the art of place-making–how we transform our local environments, natural and built, to be life-affirming. For the next few days, I will post information about how different communities are being creative where before there was only destruction.

Coal is dead, a resource whose time has come and gone in the development of human communities. What we do with the sites we have destroyed through coal mining will be one test  of our creativity and resilience as a community. The transformation of the former coal mining site near the village of Sanquar in Scotland is a tribute to the community and the owner of the land. Fast Company shares the story that many communities in the US need as an example of the possibilities.

Coal is going out of business in Scotland. One duke and an inventive architect teamed up to replace it with revitalizing the community.

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Source: This Abandoned Coal Mine In Scotland Is Now A Modern-Day Stonehenge | Co.Exist | ideas impact

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Courtesy of Paths of Peace

 

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Courtesy of Growing Bolder

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