Rethinking the 'placemaking' agenda
from By Lucy Wallwork
If modern politics has shown us anything, it is that even in the era of the supposed "global citizen," issues of place and identity remain connected in powerful ways. The recent election campaign in my home country of the U.K. was testament to this. "Placemaking" is all the rage in urbanist circles today. But it seems to me that the concept of "place" needs rescuing from its current status as either meaningless buzzword or tool of a divisive nationalism to be a much more progressive guiding principle for what comes next in our neighborhoods.
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