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Deconstructing Placemaking: Needs, Opportunities, and Assets: Needs, Opportunities, and Assets Mahyar Arefi

Deconstructing Placemaking: Needs, Opportunities, and Assets: Needs, Opportunities, and Assets

Mahyar Arefi

Published June 3rd 2014
ISBN : 9781306787444
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153 pages
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Anew taxonomy of placemaking is needed- concerns have been expressed about the professionalization of placemaking through the proliferation of standards, zoning codes, and restrictive covenants. Place matters has become a mantra in many disciplines -MoreAnew taxonomy of placemaking is needed- concerns have been expressed about the professionalization of placemaking through the proliferation of standards, zoning codes, and restrictive covenants. Place matters has become a mantra in many disciplines - architecture, urban planning and urban design, geography, and sociology to name a few. While conceptualized narrowly by individual disciplines, a holistic framework of placemaking is sorely missing. Mahyar Arefi seeks to fill this gap by exploring these questions: how are places physically created, socially mobilized, and politically contested? This book explores three competing approaches to placemaking: need-based, opportunity-based, and asset-based. Using a case study approach, the book delves into each paradigm and its stages of physical formation, social mobilization, and political contestation.