Just past the summer midpoint (gasp), if you're like us, you're getting a LOT of "out of office" auto-responders. Summer vacay season is officially upon us! So rather than give you a long (or short) read, we thought we'd put together a "best of place" video and podcast series that you can leisurely enjoy while sipping on that margarita (or if you're like us, "expertly" strolling down some walkable paradise, pinning for all that urban design goodness and wishing you could bring it back home to your city!). And for those of you still sitting behind your desk, stop scrolling Facebook and enraging your FOMO while looking at the requisite holiday pic of your coworkers feet on a lounge in front of a pool or beach and take a little break yourself that will actually boost your citymaking chops! Without further ado, eat your city-loving heart out with a slice (or two or five) of place-enriching videos and podcasts.
GORGING ON PLACE - YOUR CHOICE OF:
CHINESE BANQUET (39:26)
Good Ole 'Merican BBQ (42:44)
For those of you with an insatiable appetite for all things places and/or who want to take their order of place "to-go" (so you can quietly feast on these ridiculous portions of urban design goodness_, it's your lucky day. You can choose from a taste of 1) "Chinese-style" placemaking, focusing on the relationship between State of Place to health in Shanghai, hosted by the one and only Jeff Wood of the Overhead Wire for Streetsblog OR 2) good ole' American "cookout", serving up a belt-bursting bucketful of place and economics, hosted by our friend Michael Scott at Regional Business Talk.
And if you're hustling place like us and can't afford to be on vacay mode, dive right in and chat with us. We'll commiserate together over not being on that beach by getting geeky with data - oh and yeah, actually using urban design data to create awesome places people love and translating that into ROI so you can get them done! :)