Friends of White Flint

Promoting a Sustainable, Walkable and Engaging Community

P.O. Box 2761

White Flint Station

Kensington, MD 20891

Phone: 301-980-3768

Email: info@whiteflint.org


Tag Archives: placemaking

Take the survey – tell the Planning Department what you think Randolph Hills placemaking should include

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Better Block will be on the ground in Randolph Hills through October 2018 as part of an engagement and master planning effort with Montgomery County Planning Department. We’re working to bring your ideas to life and make a more walkable, vibrant place to live and work. Please fill out the survey below and share with anyone else you think may be interested!…

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Be part of the Planning Department’s Placemaking Event at the Randolph Hills Shopping Center

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The Montgomery County Planning Department invites the public to a kick-off meeting to launch the White Flint Placemaking effort in the Randolph Hills area. Hosted in partnership with the Better Block Foundation, this evening event will feature a keynote presentation about community placemaking by Better Blocks CEO Jason Roberts.

The meeting will be held Wed.

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Placemaking’s power to build healthier, happier communities

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From an interesting report called The Case for Healthy Places:
From obesity and chronic disease to depression, social isolation, or increased exposure to environmental toxins and pollutants, communities around the world face pressing health challenges that are far different than those we’ve experienced in the past. Along with unprecedented rates of chronic disease, which affect half of all American adults and include conditions such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 Diabetes, and certain types of cancer, Americans are also facing tremendous mental health challenges today.…
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Making a Place a Place You Love

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You may have heard of a concept called “placemaking.” While it sounds like a trendy, made-up word, it’s actually the definitive foundation of the White Flint Sector Plan. No doubt you’re eager to learn more, so here’s a quick Friends of White Flint primer on placemaking.

According to Wikipedia, placemaking is a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces.…

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Placemaking revitalized Adelaide; it can do the same for the Pike District

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Adelaide, Australia was once a town that no one would describe as hip and fun. Now, thanks to innovative placemaking and a “what-the-heck-let’s-try-it” attitude, Adelaide is now rated by the London Sunday Times as number one on its list of the best places to live in the world.

According to an article on citiscope.org, “Adelaide’s transformation is the product of simple and inexpensive strategies for activating its public spaces.…

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How cool would this be in the Pike District?

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Look what happens to these sidewalks when it rains!  Wouldn’t it be fun to stumble upon sidewalks that transform into magical art in the Pike District on a rainy summer day as you walk home from the gym, return to work after lunch, or even back to your car after dinner at your favorite sidewalk cafe?…

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What makes a place a place?

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You may have heard of a concept called “placemaking.” While it sounds like a trendy, made-up word, it’s actually the ultimate foundation of the White Flint Sector Plan. No doubt you’re eager to learn more … (And let’s face it; outside it’s single digits with a real snowstorm on the way, so what else are you going to do?) … so here’s a quick Friends of White Flint primer on placemaking.…

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