urbanism

Kresge Foundation funds “Placemaking”

Kresge Foundation funds “Placemaking”

The Kresge Foundation recently announced it is modifying existing grants programs to promote what it describes as “creative placemaking:” “Projects designed to revitalize neighborhoods or improve the conditions of low-income people work best when arts and cultural activities are fully integrated and a part of a comprehensive community strategy,” says [program director Alice] Carle. Through […]

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Can Kickstarter Solve Urban Problems?

Can Kickstarter Solve Urban Problems?

Over at the Design Observer Group, Alexandra Lange has a very thoughtful piece on how to use Kickstarter to fund public projects: Most of the Kickstarter projects under the Design tab congregate around the themes of bikes, cheese, typography and iAnything, yet there is now a subset of urban interventions. A plastic tent for a […]

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