We'll be exploring place-making themes at SOCAP12. Creative Currency, 5M Placeworks, and many other models that are working will discuss new models for creating bridges between community development and entrepreneurship.
Article Excerpt: Most of us feel attached to our neighborhoods, but can this emotional connection help fuel local economies? According to a multi-year study by Gallup and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the answer is yes: Communities with high levels of attachment actually have higher local GDP growth. At a [...]