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Get to Know the Folks who Activated Union Station
  • By Marisa Novara and MPC Research Assistant Jason Brown
  • Sep 4, 2013
Activate Union Station, MPC's 2013 Placemaking Contest that ran Aug. 24 through Sept. 2 at Chicago's Union Station, proved an exciting and engaging event for everyone who passed through—and paused—to stop and enjoy it. Here, we hear from the forces behind the two projects, Blah Blah…
Crowd-sourced funding for crowd-sourced places
What do Groupon Grassroots, Michigan's Greenbush Brewing Company and MPC's 2012 Placemaking contest honorable mention winner, Avers Community Garden, have in common? A great spread in the Aug. 5, 2013 edition of Crain's Chicago Business, that's what. Winners of last year's contest, the Space in…
Neighborhood Leaders Demonstrate How to Create Active, Healthy Communities
When you hear the term “health disparities,” what comes to mind? We often think of them on a massive scale, such as rates of disease and life expectancy between the U.S. and Haiti. A recent series of maps from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation indicates that, in fact, we need not look…
Why a strong city takes more than clean silverware
Last week I had the pleasure of being in the presence of more than 300 Placemakers at the inaugural meeting of the Placemaking Leadership Council in Detroit. The goal of the Leadership Council, a new effort by the Project for Public Spaces (PPS) to consolidate and strengthen Placemaking as an…
West Cook County Housing Collaborative: Quality homes at affordable prices
Good news for homebuyers searching for opportunities in western Cook County: formerly foreclosed homes in Bellwood, Maywood and Forest Park have been rehabbed and are selling at a fast clip, at affordable prices to boot. The process is directed by the West Cook County Housing Collaborative…
Design competition to re-imagine public space in Chicago
“Try and leave this world a little better than you found it.” This message, coined by Boy Scout founder Robert Baden-Powell, undergirds many efforts by ordinary residents to transform their communities every day. In an effort to learn more about the many ways people are making the…
Placemaking blog series: The benefits of healthy communities, Part II
Throughout January, MPC’s blog, The Connector, is running a series on the tangible benefits of Placemaking. Read the other entries: The economic benefits of great public places The benefits of aging in place The benefits of heathy communities, Part I Sometimes it’s hard to…
Placemaking blog series: The benefits of healthy communities, Part I
Throughout January, MPC’s blog, The Connector, is running a series on the tangible benefits of Placemaking. Read the other entries: The economic benefits of great public places The benefits of aging in place Sometimes it’s hard to define what makes a great place, but you know it…
I vantaggi di invecchiare sul posto
A volte è difficile definire in cosa consiste un “buon luogo,” ma se ci imbattiamo in uno di essi, lo riconosciamo. Un buon luogo attrae le persone con attività, incontri, la possibilità di fare acquisti o anche solo di stare in mezzo alla gente e sentirsi in…
Placemaking blog series: The benefits of aging in place
Throughout January, MPC’s blog, The Connector, is running a series on the tangible benefits of Placemaking. Read the other entries: The economic benefits of great public places The benefits of healthy communities, Part I Sometimes it’s hard to define what makes a great place, but…

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