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Ideas & Inspiration to Assist You with Building Vibrant Communities

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* News and research on what works and what has been tried or is in progress elsewhere.


In the meantime, feel free to read and consider the following:


Balancing the Scales of City Sustainability, by F. Kaid Benfield, in The Huffington Post:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/f-kaid-benfield/balancing-the-scales-of-c_b_9814946.html

 
Ten Strategies for Transforming Cities and Public Spaces through Placemaking, Project for Public Spaces:
http://www.pps.org/reference/ten-strategies-for-transforming-cities-through-placemaking-public-spaces/

Want Community? Build Walkability, by Sarah Kobos (2/23/16) on StrongTowns.org:
http://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2016/2/23/want-community-build-walkability


The Death and Life of Great Italian Cities (a validation for Jane Jacobs' principles of vibrant communities), by Brandon Donnelly:
http://brandondonnelly.com/post/141925829143/the-death-and-life-of-great-italian-cities


The Experiment of American Pedestrian Malls, by Cole E. Judge, for the Fresno Future conference, 10/11/13:
http://downtowndevelopment.com/pdf/americanpedmallexperiment.pdf


Old North: Living Proof That There's No Such Thing as an "Obsolete Building", by Chris Naffziger, St. Louis Magazine:
http://www.stlmag.com/arts/history/old-north-living-proof-that-theres-no-such-thing-as-an-obsolete-building/