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Designing a better world. And no, I cannot teach you to computer. Ever.

New Urbanism!

As part of what we’re looking at for the next class – here are the charter principles for New Urbanism. The website itself has a ton of information on this movement of community and sustainability, and it relates back to the David Harvey article “The New Urbanism and the Communitarian Trap”.

As the week progresses, I will try to post some other nuggets of information I come across while researching!



How do people think aesthetics promote civic pride and communities?

So, I started looking into these concepts and how they’re approached in current contexts in order to give myself some personal contexts to associate with this week’s topics. I found this, and its a nice base of ideas on how at least arts initiatives impact communities/ from a guy named Joshua Guetzkow (try to spell that five times) from Princeton. Its a fast read with some good tables you can skim and made me feel like I had more of a personal reference for the historical information we’re dealing with.

How the Arts Impact Communities: An Introduction to the Literature on Arts Impact Studies