Community design addresses the physical components of
places: how they are arranged, the mix of activities in them, their look and
feel, and their impact on local economic, social, and ecological systems.
We all can think of a favorite place we’ve visited that we
wish we could replicate in our hometowns.
Some of those places are probably right here in Indiana. The places with beautiful scenery, a vibrant
main street lined with shops and restaurants to stroll along, a beautiful and
active central park or square, quaint tree-lined residential streets, and
something that makes it unique or special.
Everyone has one of those places—every great place—is intentionally
created. But it’s not just great places
that are created. Every place, from a
dying downtown or a placeless commercial strip to a vibrant cultural district
or main street, is created. It’s just a
question of how.
This section of the Primacy of Place Best Practices database
includes the following specific aspects of community design:
The information is by no means exhaustive, and we encourage
you to share your best practices, information, and role models with us by contacting Katya Dyakonova, BBC Community Design Knowledge Group Member.
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