Tuesday, February 12, 2013

PlaceMakers Tuesday Guest Shaker —
"Planners Used to be Fun"

At the New Partners for Smart Growth conference in Kansas City, Missouri a panel presented the top 20 municipal placemaking mistakes. A lot of the usual suspects emerged — giving away connectivity, failure to provide resources for implementation, lack of a meaningful vision, ill-suited codes, and a host of others — all pointing to ill-advised actions or techniques. But what the discussion danced around was the software of the process: the personal leadership role of staff, advocates and elected officials. In short, all the placemaking techniques in the world will fail if you embrace the tools but discount the skills of the person wielding them. Read more: It’s not me, it’s you (and you, and you) | PlaceMakers

It’s not me, it’s you (and you, and you) | PlaceMakers

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