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Great Neighborhood Book A Doityourself Guide to Placemaking

REVIEW Ô Great Neighborhood Book A Doityourself Guide to Placemaking Jay Walljasper À 1 REVIEW CHARACTERS Great Neighborhood Book A Doityourself Guide to Placemaking Thers to make changeThis book will motivate not only neighborhood activists and concerned citizens but also urban planners developers and policymakersJay Walljasper is a senior fellow of Project for Public Spaces PPS whose mission is to create and sustain enriching public places that build communities He is a former editor of The Utne Reader and currently executive editor of Ode magazine Inspired by European cities The Great Neighborhood Book highlights practical solutions for the revitalization of North American citie. The Great Neighborhood Book is a fast and easy read full of suggestions that will inspire you to make your neighborhood like a villageAssuming that is that you live in a city I docked a star because there s absolutely nothing in the book for rural dwellers and the author seems actively opposed to us in spots Anyone have a suggestion for a similar book for those of us who hate cities

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REVIEW Ô Great Neighborhood Book A Doityourself Guide to Placemaking Jay Walljasper À 1 REVIEW CHARACTERS Great Neighborhood Book A Doityourself Guide to Placemaking G some benches in a park The Great Neighborhood Book explains how most struggling communities can be revived not by vast infusions of cash not by government but by the people who live there The author addresses such challenges as traffic control crime comfort and safety and developing economic vitality Using a techniue called “placemaking” the process of transforming public space this exciting guide offers inspiring real life examples that show the magic that happens when individuals take small steps and motivate o. This book is easy to read It s not a book full of research It s a book full of examples of ways people have improved their communities It strongly advocates getting people out of cars and onto the streetson foot on bicycle etc strong public spaces and getting people together It definitely has an urban focus Most of the examples are urban and some of the suggestions put a bench in your front yard definitely work in suburbia but a lot of them would not Honestly I probably won t attempt any of the things in this book Reading it though has spurred some creative juices and given me some ideas of other things I might do

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REVIEW Ô Great Neighborhood Book A Doityourself Guide to Placemaking Jay Walljasper À 1 REVIEW CHARACTERS Great Neighborhood Book A Doityourself Guide to Placemaking Abandoned lots and litter strewn pathways or rows of green beans and pockets of wildflowers Graffiti marked walls and desolate bus stops or shady refuges and comfortable seating What transforms a dingy inhospitable area into a dynamic gathering place How do individuals take back their neighborhoodNeighborhoods decline when the people who live there lose their connection and no longer feel part of their community Recapturing that sense of belonging and pride of place can be as simple as planting a civic garden or placin. Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography cclapcentercom I am the original author of this review as well as the owner of CCLaP it is not being reprinted here illegallyGentrification There I said it It s an instantly controversial term one that means profoundly different things to different people for some it s ultimately positive a process of cleaning up slummy inner city neighborhoods and making them thriving family communities again while for others it s ultimately negative conjuring up images of smug middle class white people taking over a neighborhood like a plague kicking out the nasty coloreds homeless and other undesirables to make way for their precious little bicycles and their precious little Starbucks and their precious little two million dollar condos on every g dda n corner And let s just face facts Jay Walljasper s The Great Neighborhood Book a product of the non profit Project for Public Spaces is pretty much a detailed blueprint on how to successfully gentrify an urban area and what you think of the book depends directly on what you think of gentrification in the first place For those who are down with the cause for example this will be an imminently practical and inspirational little guide to urban revitalization or placemaking as Walljasper delicately puts it it is packed with small concrete physical plans for hundreds of neighborhood projects everything from creating community spaces to increasing neighborhood safety from getting local traffic to slow down to getting local businesses to move in If however the very concept of gentrification makes you grind your teeth you need to stay away from this book like it was poison because to you that s what it actually is a sanctimonious little manifesto about how freaking great it is to be a Caucasian with money and a white collar job and how of course that gives such people the right to tell everyone else how to live too After all isn t that how it works in America That the people with the most money are the ones most entitled to tell everyone else how to live their own lives I m giving the book a fairly high score today specifically in consideration for the people out there who will like it I m warning you right now though that you might not be one of those people depending on how you look at the issue of middle class led city cleanup to begin withOut of 10 84

  • Paperback
  • 192
  • Great Neighborhood Book A Doityourself Guide to Placemaking
  • Jay Walljasper
  • English
  • 05 May 2020
  • 9780865715813

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    DOWNLOAD ´ PLUSPRODUCTIONS.CO À Jay Walljasper Jay Walljasper À 1 REVIEW CHARACTERS Great Neighborhood Book A Doityourself Guide to Placemaking Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography cclapcentercom I am the original author of this review as well as the owner of CCLaP; it is not being reprinted here illegallyGentrification There I said it It's an instantly controversial term one that means profoundly different things to different people; for some it's ultimately positive a process of cleaning up slummy inner city neighborhoods and making them thriving fa

  2. says: CHARACTERS Great Neighborhood Book A Doityourself Guide to Placemaking [PDF/EPUB] (Great Neighborhood Book A Doityourself Guide to Placemaking) DOWNLOAD ´ PLUSPRODUCTIONS.CO À Jay Walljasper

    DOWNLOAD ´ PLUSPRODUCTIONS.CO À Jay Walljasper [PDF/EPUB] (Great Neighborhood Book A Doityourself Guide to Placemaking) Lots of fantastic ideas for building a stronger sense of community in your neighborhoodPublished in 2007 the book is in need of an update with glossy pages color photographs and current stats I'd also like to see practical detailed ideas for throwing block parties organizing parades planning backyard dinners etc

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    [PDF/EPUB] (Great Neighborhood Book A Doityourself Guide to Placemaking) Jay Walljasper À 1 REVIEW Easy to read with lots of practical tips for placemaking and developing connections in your neighbourhood

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    DOWNLOAD ´ PLUSPRODUCTIONS.CO À Jay Walljasper [PDF/EPUB] (Great Neighborhood Book A Doityourself Guide to Placemaking) Jay Walljasper À 1 REVIEW More an idea and resource book than a how to this book provides some inspirational reading for bringing a sense of belongi

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    [PDF/EPUB] (Great Neighborhood Book A Doityourself Guide to Placemaking) This book is easy to read It's not a book full of research It's a book full of examples of ways people have improved their communities It stro

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    DOWNLOAD ´ PLUSPRODUCTIONS.CO À Jay Walljasper Jay Walljasper À 1 REVIEW CHARACTERS Great Neighborhood Book A Doityourself Guide to Placemaking Not the most comprehensive book on planning and community development but certainly provides an interesting array of powerful vignettes A better book for true beginners to the concept of re centralizing community than guide for those looking to make an impact in the near future Several stories were particularly inspiring however and the Gre

  7. says: CHARACTERS Great Neighborhood Book A Doityourself Guide to Placemaking DOWNLOAD ´ PLUSPRODUCTIONS.CO À Jay Walljasper Jay Walljasper À 1 REVIEW

    [PDF/EPUB] (Great Neighborhood Book A Doityourself Guide to Placemaking) The Great Neighborhood Book is a fast and easy read full of suggestions that will inspire you to make your neighborhood like a villageAssuming that is that you live in a city I docked a star because there's absolutely nothing in th

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    [PDF/EPUB] (Great Neighborhood Book A Doityourself Guide to Placemaking) This 173 page book is full of ideas about how to improved neighborhoods The ideas are short only 1 4 pages each and often

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    CHARACTERS Great Neighborhood Book A Doityourself Guide to Placemaking [PDF/EPUB] (Great Neighborhood Book A Doityourself Guide to Placemaking) DOWNLOAD ´ PLUSPRODUCTIONS.CO À Jay Walljasper I'm currently involved with a neighborhood group that is working to revitalize a neglected public space on our street as well as build community and pride in our ever changing neighborhood This book has given meus great ideas to help develop our block into the small town feel of a community where neighbors know each other and help each oth

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    DOWNLOAD ´ PLUSPRODUCTIONS.CO À Jay Walljasper Jay Walljasper À 1 REVIEW [PDF/EPUB] (Great Neighborhood Book A Doityourself Guide to Placemaking) A large collection of how to stories about people improving their neighborhood Project for Public Spaces the group that compiled the book calls it placemaking making your block or street a friendly safe and inte

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