On October 10, FutureHeights held a public forum at the BottleHouse Brewery and Meadery on elevating areas of our community through creative place-making. Attendees enjoyed hearing from several presenters, each with a unique view on what place-making is and how it can be incorporated into our neighborhoods.
Bob Brown discussed historical foundations of place-making and how it has been used in other parts of Northeast Ohio. Ali Latusky-Love talked about thinking small scale for projects, such as putting art galleries in phone boxes and yoga moves and stretching ideas at bus stops. Nelson Beckford brought forth the importance of community social interaction and how residents can share the power of place-making to create healthy and exciting neighborhoods.
The speakers presented lots of new and helpful information. During the forum, attendees sat at tables around the BottleHouse and discussed their thoughts and ideas. FutureHeights would like to extend that discussion to the Web.
As intern for FutureHeights, I’ve created this blog to help residents of our community share their ideas for creative place-making in specific Heights neighborhoods. We want to hear your ideas for making the Heights a more exciting place to live and visit.
Please follow this outline for posting your ideas:
-Please include your name
-The location of a place, as it exists today
-Your idea for place-making at that location
-A picture of the location, or a concept drawing of your ideas.
-any other information you think is relevant