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Great Urbanism Scholar to Give Lecture at University of Saint Thomas, Thursday April 23rd

Attention Houston-based readers of Quarter Mile Smile. You are in for a real treat. Professor Philip Bess from the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture will be in Houston to give a… 81 more words


Meet the couple travelling the world in search of the human city | Cities | The Guardian

A truly inspiring read from the Guardian. There is so much diversity in the ways humans build there environments, but a lot is similar as well. 59 more words


All You Need is Love: Why Love is the Secret Ingredient in Marinara and Place Making – Part 2

If men loved Pimlico as mothers love children, arbitrarily, because it is theirs, Pimlico in a year or two might be fairer than Florence. – G.K.

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Opening public places

There are a few new and redeveloped spaces that are either newly opened or about to open. Each of them exist as both transport corridors and places in their own right, providing smooth, accessible walkways with plenty of seating for people who want to stay a while. 593 more words


SIEDC to host Downtown Summit

Event features updates on downtown development and a panel discussion

The Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corporation (SIEDC) will hold its Downtown Summit on Wednesday, May 6, from 4:30-8:15 p.m. 328 more words


Re-imagining Newcastle

We’ve all read stories about inspiring futuristic designs, innovations and novel concepts via our Facebook and Twitter news feeds. They offer a few moments to re-imagine our everyday lives and the world we live in. 916 more words

Mark Lakeman on Placemaking February 2015


What does it mean to “make a place” where we live, in our mind-driven society fraught with separation and disconnect? In this interview Mark Lakeman, architect, activist and philosopher, examines human history leading to the present and how the oppressive structures of grids and boxes that make up modern architecture can be softened by building community with intention and participation. Mark Lakeman, February 2015

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