Placemaking, the art of creating a ‘place’ in a ‘space,’ is breathing new life into vacant lots

August 14, 2012   // 0 Comments

(Chicago) ... Once upon a time, the market crashed. Remember 2008? If your memory is a bit fuzzy, just take a look around: Vacant storefronts, boarded-up buildings, and empty lots littered with trash bags and beer cans should have—would have—could have been thriving shops, homes or community parks. Instead, they are the lingering villains of the recession. But take heart, for every villain has a...

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