Friday Five: my favorite reads from the past week

Lots of great material to choose from this week. Here are five of the best:

  • How Trying Too Hard Messes Up Main Street A look at the challenges of creating vital urban areas, especially after . I especially appreciate the author calling out the current preference for constancy in look and signage that infect most urban revitalization project. Key quote that should become a mantra for all city planners: “Simplicity trumps over-thinking. Diversity beats consistency. Many hands outperform controlled authority.”
  • A Question of Nomenclature: What is a Neighborhood? Neighborhood is one of those wordsthat is used often but eludes a precise definition. This somewhat lengthy post takes a look as the various aspects of what a neighborhood is, and whether a precise definition even really matters?

Yuri Artibise

Yuri Artibise is an experienced policy analyst, community engagement practitioner and social media specialist. I have a Master of Public Administration degree with over 10 years of public policy research, analysis, and advocacy experience.

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