Lordship Rec

The Lordship Litterpickers meet every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10am by the Hub to tackle the more out of the way litter problem areas in the Rec. We have limited litter picking equipment and adhere to strict social distancing and covid safety rules so it is important to get in touch if you want to take part, text Caroline on: 07914641167.

Documenting People's Park

Dwellers of People's Park in Berkeley, Calif. explain what the park means to them and the community.

The City Repair Project

The City Repair Project educates and inspires communities and individuals to creatively transform the places where they live.

What is transformative placemaking?

The Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Center for Transformative Placemaking aims to inspire public, private, and civic sector leaders to make transformative investments that generate widespread social and economic benefits in places throughout the country. Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=BrookingsInstitution Follow Brookings on social media! Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/Brookings Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/BrookingsInst Instagram: http://www.Instagram.com/brookingsinst LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/com/company/the-brookings-institution

The Evolution of Urban Planning in 10 Diagrams

A new exhibit from the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association showcases the simple visualizations of complex ideas that have changed how we live.

The Fearless Collective – We create space to move from fear to love using participative art.

We move from fear to love through the co-creation of beauty in public space We are a movement in the making Started by artist Shilo Shiv Suleman in 2012, we create public art interventions with women & misrepresented communities across the world. We create alternative, people-led narratives that engage personal histories, cultural and political realities, and tell stories...

5 Secrets To Creating The Most Amazing Terrace Garden - From The Father Of Terrace Gardening Himself! - The Better India

Dr. Viswanath Kadur, the pioneer of terrace gardening in India, tells us all we need to know to get a lush green space and grow organic veggies on our very own terrace!

Vruksha: Bangalore’s Tree Doctor is determined to save the ‘Garden City’ of India | IPF

“We all know Bangalore is known as the ‘Garden City’, however, due to urbanisation it starts loosing its green cover.” Over the past few years the south Indian city of Bangalore has experienced a momentous change due to rapid urbanisation. Locals who have lived there all their lives are often dismayed at the quickly vanishing trees and […]

The disappearing greenery of the Garden City

Swathi Shivanand Just as in other cities, as land prices zoom skywards and every inch becomes precious, Bangalore is fast losing its green cover The metropolitan region has 7.64 per cent green

Five research charts show how Bengaluru is gradually becoming an unliveable city

Thanks to continuous unplanned growth, Bengaluru’s land growth or concretisation has increased by 925 percent since 1970. And this essentially means the city is just getting worse by the day. One might tend to ignore it saying this all in a span of 40 years, but the fact is that the rate of growth has shot up drastically since liberalisation in the 1990s.

The Fearless Collective – We create space to move from fear to love using participative art.

We move from fear to love through the co-creation of beauty in public space We are a movement in the making Started by artist Shilo Shiv Suleman in 2012, we create public art interventions with women & misrepresented communities across the world. We create alternative, people-led narratives that engage personal histories, cultural and political realities, and tell stories...

Works - PublicSpace

In the 1870s, several squares in Madrid were covered with graceful metal structures which transformed them into municipal markets. One of these was the plaza de la Cebada (Barley Square), one of the oldest in Madrid and given this name because in the sixteenth century extramural tillage farmers piled their harvested crops there before winnowing.

Reclaiming the Commons

Commoning was a way of life for most of our ancestors. In Reclaiming the Commons for the Common Good, author Heather Menzies journeys to her roots in the Scottish Highlands, where her family lived in direct relation with the land since before recorded time.

Paint the town, one wall at a time

A wall is a wall, whether it is plain, peeling or broken. But it is much more when it is painted with flowers, animals and mystical beings. It is street art. On Rest House Road, off St Marks Roads,

Native American Community Advisory Council

The Native American Community Advisory Council (NACAC) provides a forum to discuss values such as the sacredness of land, the importance of spiritual and cultural connection to heritage, and the recognition that Indigenous peoples have been here since time immemorial.

The Let Us Build Cully Park! Tribal Gathering Garden

The mission of the Cully Park Tribal Gathering Garden is to provide the Portland Native community and Tribes whose ceded land includes the Cully Park site with a place to commune, cultivate indigenous foods and materials for cultural practices and traditions, and restore the associated knowledge, skills and ethics.

The Urban Common Spaces That Show Us We Belong to Something Larger - Yes! Magazine

We must protect the parks, pathways, and gardens that connect us to each other and to the ecosystems of our home.

HOW to do a PAINT

Getting permission to paint on a wall is probably the HARDEST part of a paint. It's also the MOST crucial part because our MAIN objective for painting public walls is to start conversations with people from the area and get them to join us. Without permissions, it is not possible to have the community's support.

What Is Placemaking? • Free Permaculture Class

Here are a bunch of examples and strategies for reclaiming the commons and creating spaces that build community.

Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo

Is cleanliness next to godliness? What does such a concept really mean? Why does it recur as a universal theme across all societies? And what are the implications for the unclean? In Purity and Danger Mary Douglas identifies the concern for purity as a key theme at the heart of every society. In lively and lucid prose she explains its relevance for every reader by revealing its wide-ranging impact on our attitudes to society, values, cosmology and knowledge. This book has been hugely influenti


Place Making Place making involves several ingredients.  First a public place.  Second, the idea that public places can be beautiful.  Third, people caring about where they live. Four, taking...

GSFA 2016 | Placemaking Video | Cities for People - Jan Gehl

By 2050, around 75% of the world’s population will be living in urban environments. Jan Gehl is a Danish architect and urban design consultant based in Copenhagen whose career has focused on improving the quality of urban life and creating ‘cities for people’. His research spanning the last half a century, has examined every detail of the relationship between the physical form in cities and the effects on people. His humanistic and sustainable design ideology has also been used to transform the economy and fortunes of many people all over the world. Jan now travels the world ‘spreading the gospel’, that well planned design is vital to provide sustainable, healthy, safe and lively cities. As he says: ‘We shape cities, and they shape us.” This film was funded and produced by Placemaking Video in 2016 to celebrate 50 years of research by Jan Gehl as well as 15 years since he started his consultancy Gehl Architects and his 80th birthday. Placemaking Video produces engaging films to support urbanists, architects, city planners and developers in their mission to create great places in cities for people to live, work, visit and play.

Ep 29 - The UJIMA Centre

http://ujimacenter.com - The UJIMA centre website Music provided by UJIMA Residents: The Moonshine - http://www.themoonshinemusic.com The Ujima center! An urban farm nesseled in suburban Portland the owners of this home have turned a double lot into an island of Eden in the middle of the city! With a plethora of Natural building techniques built into your typical North American home. Such an inspirational place to be!

Ola Obasi of Ola's Herb Shop

The goal of our Journal is to bring together Journalists and Integrated Medicine Professionals to open up a dialog about the true nature of healing. In this wonderful conversation between two fascinating women, Emmy Award winning journalist Terri Taylor and Olatokunboh Ola Obasi M.Sc of Ola's Herb Shop in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh PA, discuss Ola's multi-continental upbringing and training in Herbal Medicine, Dance therapies, and yoga. Ola's unique experience of living in both an Indigenous and a Western world began in childhood when she attended a British boarding school in Kenya, and on breaks would visit her grandmother's village and learn the wisdom of her ancestors. Today Ola brings together in one shop where she offers compounded natural remedies and offer her own line of products, Nourishing Botanicals LLC. Also in this podcast, host Sven Hosford with the Calendar of Events, and the recording from May 2 of Tempa Lama's opening of the Lifestyle Medicine Conference.

Placemaking is…

What visitors to PPS.org told us when we asked them, What is Placemaking?

Placemaking in Detroit

In the summer of 2015 CDAD awarded seven placemaking projects to Detroit neighborhoods. This video highlights a few of those projects and the importance of neighborhood placemaking.