Making Places (November Issue): News and Thoughts from Project for
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From: Project for Public Spaces <makingplaces at pps.org>
MAKING PLACES: November 2004
News and thoughts from Project for Public Spaces
FEATURE STORY: WHAT IF WE BUILT OUR CITIES AROUND PLACES?
Every thriving neighborhood succeeds because of the small steps
citizens take to enliven their local streets, parks, and other public
spaces. PPS's new Great Cities Initiative applies this grassroots
energy to the broader mission of improving entire cities and
Read the full story in the November issue of Making Places, available
online at: http://www.pps.org/info/newsletter/november2004/
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE:
AFTER THE ELECTION
A way forward for America beyond red and blue.
THE 20 BEST NEIGHBORHOODS IN NORTH AMERICA
Here are our picks. Now it's your turn to select the best spots to
live, work, and hang out. Plus: A few of our favorite neighborhoods
GRANVILLE ISLAND: ONE OF THE WORLD'S GREAT PLACES
In the heart of Vancouver, this lively mix of arts, parks, and
markets leads off our new hall of fame for great neighborhoods and
THE POWER OF TEN
Why Great Places are more than the sum of their parts.
CITIES OF JOY
Enrique Peñalosa, former mayor of Bogotá, believes that one day
cities of the developing world will offer us lessons about providing
everyone with equal access to happiness.
A TALE OF TWO CITIES
Las Vegas is America's fastest growing city. Cleveland is called the
mistake by the lake. What's wrong with this picture? Jay Walljasper
investigates in Town Square.
NEWS FROM PPS
Announcing a new book by PPS Board member and former Congressman
Richard Swett. And -- from Seattle to New Jersey to Eastern Europe --
read about how PPS is turning around places across the globe.
Read what people had to say about our choices for the world's best
and worst parks. Plus: The National Park Service and the Downtown DC
Business Improvement District team up to improve public spaces in the
THE PLACE POLL
Tell us what you think of the latest batch of nominations for Great
A reader challenges the Barcelona City Commentary and poses the
question: Is the quality of a place simply a matter of taste?
PLACES IN THE NEWS
See which public spaces made headlines in October and November.
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