Eyes on the Street
Public Art and Hyperlocality
July 14, 2017
Public art, at its core, is more than a littering of aesthetically pleasing installations. It’s a placemaking strategy that, when used effectively, can promote a community’s personality and communicate its values.
June 9, 2017
These early playgrounds were designed for adventure, often providing children with materials (lumber, nails, etc.) to build their own creations. The hope was that the act of building would require the children to collaborate. And they worked.
Keep it flowing
May 10, 2017
Riverfront development is in the works — here’s mistakes to avoid.
April 21, 2017
Great places rely on nature — namely, Garden Cities.
Allen County looks for ways to make seekers stay
March 29, 2017
Looking for ways to boost brain gain, and keep our best here
February 15, 2017
Makerspaces are not just a trend, Columnists Zachary Benedict and Ellen Cutter say, they’re crucial parts of the economies of cities like ours.
Placemaking for ‘urbanpreneurs’
January 25, 2017
Columnists Zachary Benedict and Ellen Cutter introduce a new word and an important concept: Urbanpreneur — people who tap into cities and help exciting things happen.
The Great Migration
December 29, 2016
Cities, including Fort Wayne, are feeling the impact of a double whammy from Millennials and Baby Boomers, Columnists Zachary Benedict and Ellen Cutter say.
Developing public health
November 4, 2016
The laws and regulations that define economic development within our cities have had a direct impact on public health for
Protecting our third places
September 23, 2016
We might not have known they’re called “third places,” but we all know we love being there with our friends.