Affordance-Based Placemaking and Incremental Neighborhood Renewal

Mukaddes Darwish, Tyler De La Plane

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Abstract<br>Placemaking is a viable urban renewal process for creating vibrant and sustainable neighborhoods focused on improving the wellness and well-being of the community. As an interdisciplinary undertaking centered upon urban ecology and harmony between the natural and built environment, placemaking incorporates vision, leadership, research, design, construction, entrepreneurship, communities, and municipalities. Place-made neighborhoods become a more complex experiential environment through tailored businesses, local cultures, public spaces with art, interesting residence options for creatives and families, buildings integrated with nature, and modern infrastructure. This experiential environment of curated affordances centers on human perception and feeling where the amelioration of public spaces promote social interaction and foster healthier, and economically resilient communities. Beyond buildings, it is the emotional experiences, interactions, and humanization within a loc
Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - Jul 2019


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