The Economics of Place: The Value of Building Communities Around People is a new book from the Michigan Municipal League, offering up a series of essays on how urbanism and placemaking act as catalysts for creating lasting value. Peter Kageyama, founder of Creative Cities Summit, remarks in the foreword, "'Place shapes us. Place defines us. Place is what forms our identities, our attitudes, and our relationships." Certainly, place plays a monumental role in crafting the identities of communities and people alike.
The GOOD community and CLIF Bar have teamed up to announce a nationwide contest supporting the biking movement. Participants will show how awesome the biking lifestyle is by sharing their favorite biking experience alongside a picture of their bike.
Last Friday, The Beaufort County School Board voted to keep Port Royal Elementary School (PRES) open after it faced threats of closure. The decision was reached after a widespread campaign spearheaded by CNU-Beaufort/Carolinas to preserve the 100-year-old school. Historic schools such as PRES have formed an important fabric of traditional neighborhoods.
Join CNU-Illinois and special guests for a walk down Chicago's Bloomingdale Trail.
Get the street-level view of Chicago's "High Line Brought Down to Earth."
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Update 08/04/2011: It has come to our attention that the Raquel Nelson Legal Defense Fund does not appear to be set up at present. Details will be updated as facts are found.
Update 07/26/2011: In a hearing room at Cobb County State Court today, Raquel Nelson was sentenced by a jury to 40 hours of community service and 12 months' probation in the vehicular manslaughter case against her. As outlined in the post below, Nelson is the mother of 4-year-old A.J.
“A new day. A new way.”
Such was the theme on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 as the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau (CCTB) and its members convened at Arie Crown Theater for the Annual Meeting of Membership.