The ABC+Ds of Placemaking


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An overview of the intersection of ABCD (Asset Based Community Development) and placemaking. Learn how to create places that people are passionate about.

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  • Conventional urban intervention has proceeded in the reverse order, considering first what is needed, but too often at the expense of what is valued. In many instances over the last century, urban interventions have even opted to begin with a tabula rasa, or clean slate, razing what is already there or finding pristine land upon which to erect master plans.\n
  • vernacular urbanism – that is, an urbanism that has arisen from and is an expression of a particular local culture and ethos.\n\nmaking places that respond to specific and local environments and circumstances: vernacular urbanism.\n\n
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  • Two kinds of vision: the ability to see things clearly and a vision for a better future. These are acquired through “me-search” and  “we-search.” \nMe-search entails listening to our own intuitions, preconceptions, and biases. \nWe-search involves listening to others and carefully observing places to build relationships, identify assets, and consider how best to build upon them. \nRe-search looks into the past, best practices elsewhere, and current conditions.\n
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  • Upscale Containers\n\nJanes Walk/Park(ing) Day(pictured)\n\nCanalscape\n\n
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  • “urban acupuncture,” skillfully inserting interventions into the urban organism that clear blockages along “urban meridians,” thereby liberating “chi,” the life force of the city and enabling positive growth and change**\n
  • A successful VIDA process is catalytic, effecting significant and ongoing change, eventually without the initial stewards, who may then move on to catalyze other projects.\n
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  • The ABC+Ds of Placemaking

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    2. 2. yuri policy wonkplacemake r writer | | @yuriartibise
    3. 3. Carla Anderson “Fugedaboudit: Comparinga place that has a museum made of greenconcrete to Philly is ridiculous” fromPhiladelphia Daily News, June 29, 2004
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    13. 13. Inspiringimplement the vision through community
    14. 14. Inspiring focus on overcome
    15. 15. DemonstratingMove the into the
    16. 16. Demonstrating Illustrate the Prototypes Events Pilot
    17. 17. Advocating Communicate the vision to others
    18. 18. Advocating Media Exhibitions Participatin Convening
    19. 19. urban acupuncture pinpointed t create a positive ripple
    20. 20. CAtalyticA successful VIDA effects ongoing encourages others to
    21. 21. everybody is aplacemaker
    22. 22. Block, Peter. 2008. Community: The Structure of Belonging. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc. San Franscisco.De Solà- Morales, Manuel. 2004. “The Strategy of UrbanAcupuncture,” Structure Fabric and Topography Conference, NanjingUniversity.Ellin, Nan. 2010. “The Tao of Urbanism” in What We See: Advancingthe Investigations of Jane Jacobs. Goldsmith, S. and Elizabeth, L.,eds. New Village Press: Oakland.Ellin, Nan. 2006. Integral Urbanism. Routledge:New York.Frampton, Kenneth. 1999. “Seven Points for the Millennium: AnUntimely Manifesto.” Architectural Record.Lerner, Jaime. 2005. Acupunctura Urbana. Rio de Janeiro and SãoPaolo: Editora Record.McNight, John L. and Kretzmann, John P. 1996. Mapping CommunityCapacity. Report of the Neighborhood Innovations Network, ChicagoCommunity Trust and Northwestern University.Scharmer, C. Otto. 2007. Theory U: Leading from the Future as itEmerges. The Society for Organized Learning: Cambridge. REFERencesxtra special !th ank s to E Ellin an
    23. 23. QuestionsDownload | | @yuriartibise
    24. 24. Creditsphotos photos 17. Flickr/djfoobarmatt/Megaphones1. Flickr/cogdogblog/Practicing Our 18. Website/rudhros ruminatoria/Jane Jacobs: A ABCDs great Canadian immigrant story. A hero of mine. 19. Website/Canalscape/VIDA:The Process2. Flickr/Curtm95/Phoenix Night 20. Flickr/tonx/old SF map Owls - Oct 28, 2010 21. Flickr/nickhall/00760/Domino Rally3. Shade Magazine: For Phoenix to 22. Flickr/James Cridland/Crowd Flourish 23. Flickr/ChrisM70/Giant Book 034. Flickr/Frogé/Mystery Sign 24. Flickr/alexanderdrachmann/question Mark in Esbjerg5. Flickr/[ Mooi ]/Google Map Marker6. Flickr/{Guerrilla Futures|Jason Tester}/aUTOPIArts special thanks:7. Flickt/ChicagoGeek/Muscle Man8. Flickr/moirabot/RRRR To Dr. Nan Ellin for9. Flickr/noii/DNA double helix introducing me to the concept playground of placemaking and proving10. Flickr/H Sanchez/Ricky Martin the intellectual foundations
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