Seven Creative Placemaking Resources

It’s that time of year again: the Carolina Planning Journal is being copyedited and proofread and then copyedited and proofread again. And it is looking very beautiful. So: we’ve compiled a list of seven creative placemaking resources in order to get all of you excited about this upcoming volume, “Just Creativity: Perspectives on Inclusive Placemaking.” ArtPlace’s Blog Series called “The Huddle” ArtPlace is a funder … Continue reading Seven Creative Placemaking Resources

Sacred Spaces in Public Places

For those of us that identify as secular, the word sacred is often alienating and uncomfortable. The word can also seem mysterious, vague, and exclusionary. In its most basic sense, the word sacred means “set apart ” and sacred spaces can therefore be invaluable to secular people as well as those who participate in organized religion. We often talk about setting aside time for reflection … Continue reading Sacred Spaces in Public Places

Rural “Boomers” Use Design to Support a Multi-Generational Gathering Place

Seniors who live in in rural places face a tension between a desire to age in their original homes and the challenge of accessing continued enrichment and connections to community. However, seniors who live in the small town of Milton, Wisconsin, do not have to choose between their rural lifestyle and social opportunities.  Milton’s The Gathering Place is a non-profit, member-driven senior activity center where … Continue reading Rural “Boomers” Use Design to Support a Multi-Generational Gathering Place