Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Detroit Leads the Way on Place-Centered Revitalization | Sustainable Cities Collective

Progress being made in Detroit, even though the city still has a long way to go.  This formula probably wouldn't work for a city the size of Lake Worth's, but maybe by looking at the Power of Four or Five would be a good exercise.  Here is something from the article.  Click title for link.
The Power of 10 framework suggests that a great city needs at least ten great districts, each with at least ten great places, which in turn each have at least ten things to do. Great public spaces produce an energy and enthusiasm that spills over into surrounding areas. By being conscious of this and planning for it from the start, Placemakers can speed up the process of revitalization by making sure that the key places within their district complement each other and great a major regional destination. That is the promise of the Placemaking vision for downtown Detroit. It is a grand experiment made up of many small, human-scaled parts: the largest full-scale Power of 10 exercise undertaken yet.