Latest Ideas for Creating a Better Place

There are lots of things happening around the world to improve town centres and urban places. Here is just a quick sample of some of the latest news –

The secrets of the world’s happiest cities. The answers might surprise you … http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/nov/01/secrets-worlds-happiest-cities-commute-property-prices

New pop up retail mall open in Fremantle. Taking pop up shops to the next level – http://thethousands.com.au/perth/stray/myre-grand-opening

Better Brainerd’s Neighborhoods First Report. Simple ideas to improve neighbourhood amenityhttp://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2013/10/7/neighborhoods-first.html#.UlLBL6jrkNU.twitter …

What Makes a Great Public Destination? Is it Possible to Build One Where You Live?  http://www.pps.org/blog/what-makes-a-great-public-destination-is-it-possible-to-build-one-where-you-live/#.UlFd0aQblnY.twitter …

Coca-Cola sets up a Pop-Up Park – Even the multinationals see the benefits of parklets – http://designtaxi.com/news/361058/Coca-Cola-Sets-Up-A-Pop-Up-Park-To-Make-Concrete-Jungles-Less-Gray/#.UkwjgZjjVSo.twitter …

What is ‘Placemaking’? It is about empowering the community to make changes to public spaces. This is an excellent background report with 10 case studies – http://dusp.mit.edu/cdd/project/placemaking

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