PLACEMAKING – the Charlottesville Downtown Mall is an important “third place”

… “What you’re seeing is further evidence of the demand to live in more urban, walkable, transit-friendly communities,” said Stewart Schwartz, director of the Coalition for Smarter Growth. “A big part of this is place-making — creating vibrant, interesting places where people can see each other and be seen. They’re what urbanists call third places. There’s home and work and a third place, where it’s easier to have serendipitous actions than if you’re in your car.” …

–Carol Morello, Monday, June 25, Washington Post

Let’s work on the “walkable, transit-friendly” part of placemaking!