Home Sweet Neighborhood: Transforming Cities One Block at a Time

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Home Sweet Neighborhood: Transforming Cities One Block at a Time

by Michelle Mulder

First Release:

June 2019

ISBN: 9781459816916

Picture a busy avenue. Now plant trees along the boulevard, paint a mural by the empty lot, and add a community garden. Set up benches along the sidewalks and make space for kids' chalk drawings, and you've set the scene for a thriving community. Placemaking --personalizing public and semi-private spaces like front yards --is a growing trend in cities and suburbs around the world, drawing people out of their homes and into conversation with one another. Kids are natural placemakers, building tree forts, drawing on sidewalks and setting up lemonade stands, but people of all ages can enjoy creative placemaking activities. From Dutch families who drag couches and tables onto sidewalks for outdoor suppers to Canadians who build little lending libraries to share books with neighbors, people can do things that make life more fun and strengthen neighborhoods.

Resources. Glossary. Index. Black-and-white and full-color photographs.

  • ISBN: 9781459816916
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Hardcover edition
    Publisher: Orca
    Page Count: 48
    Trim Size: 9 1/2" x 8"
    Dewey Classification: 711/.4
    Lexile: Level: 1010L
    Genre: Nonfic
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