Tag Archives: Third places

No copycats allowed when placemaking!


Let me start off by saying that placemaking is a very useful and beneficial approach to enhancing one’s community and creating pride in place.  That being said, there is also an inherent risk that placemaking efforts across the nation can become … Continue reading

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Zingerman’s puts the “deli” in delicious


Even if you have never been to Ann Arbor, Michigan, there is a fairly good chance you have already heard of Zingerman’s. It happens to be one of the coolest, hippest, and yummiest delicatessens anywhere on planet Earth. Located in the historic Kerrytown … Continue reading

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The very best of the west – Ashland, Oregon


Okay…I am going out on a limb here. While I have not been to every city or town west of the Mississippi River, I must say Ashland, Oregon is the very best smaller city I have seen in the Western … Continue reading

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Adding grace to place


Below are listed sixteen sweet ideas for adding grace to a place. Some of these ideas may sound like simple steps, but I am always amazed how few American communities actually employ them on a regular basis as a way of gracing … Continue reading

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