The Rapidian

Placemaking

Build a better city

by (benwilkoliver)

Submitted 06-04-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Whether it’s organizing a block party, planting trees in your neighborhood or placing a bench in front of a bus stop, placemaking can be easy. We hope it can all intersect right here on The Rapidian with Place Matters. This page is your place...

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Why place matters

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-04-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Humans hunger for community. We yearn to be connected. We want to feel good about the spaces where we live, work and play together. Today, attention to remaking our places to better serve collective needs has many names: placemaking, city-building...

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Join us: Storytelling as city-building

by (jleff)

Submitted 05-18-2013 under OPINION

In the city-building world, we call people who create places "place makers." In this placemaker category you have urban planners, developers and architects - the people who make the things that create a sense of place. However, cities are...

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New specialty internships to explore local breweries, farmers, creative class

by (Renato)

Submitted 04-08-2013 under NONPROFITS

Imagine spending your summer keeping tabs on our local breweries and sitting down each week to learn a brewer's story. And then sharing it with your community. Or imagine visiting with our local farmers. Or nonprofits. Or the wide variety of...

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616 Lofts fosters community in downtown Grand Rapids

by (Renato)

Submitted 01-25-2013 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Derek J. Coppess created 616 Lofts in 2009 with the intention to build a vibrant residential community in downtown Grand Rapids. Judging by the recent success of such projects as the 616 Lofts above Grand Rapids Brewing Company at 1 Ionia Ave and...

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