Tag Archives: Place

“Place” as defined by the graphic artist “Tetsuro”

Currently on exhibit at 516 Arts in downtown Albuquerque are a collection of amazing photographs taken by Nathaniel Tetsuro Paolinelli. Known on social media by the name of “Tetsuro,” his defining images of place depict the spirited residents of downtown … Continue reading

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America’s earliest example of destructive urban renewal

Like most people, when asked where America’s first urban renewal project was undertaken, I would have probably guessed cities like New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago, or Boston. These are all logical guesses, but the first urban renewal (or redevelopment) project … Continue reading

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The macro and micro of place

  “Placemaking” is a popular catch-phrase among politicians, planners, and economic development experts these days. Generally, everyone knows what they like in certain places and they would like to see such amenities replicated, particularly in those locations that may be lacking them. However, … Continue reading

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Sights that personify place

To date, each of the other four senses (smell, sound, taste, and touch) have been considered for how they personify place. In addition, the principles of Feng Shui have been incorporated into the discussion. This final post in the series looks at … Continue reading

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Places of the heart – touch which personifies place

To date, posts on panethos have discussed how sound, smell, and taste can personify places. At first thought, touch might seem like the most difficult sense embody the personification of place. But, the more I thought about it, touch is actually … Continue reading

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Attended a fantastic collaborative meeting of local advocacy groups this morning. During the conversation, a positive term was coined, YIMBY or Yes In My Back Yard. Given the number of links to the term on the net, apparently this was … Continue reading

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