Tag Archives: Place

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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Be a YIMBY!


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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