Our Friday update here at kickstART farmington highlights some great articles we’ve read this week dealing with art, creative placemaking, and building great communities. You’re sure to find some inspiration to make your life and our community even better!
1. A Bike Share Program for Toddlers and Young Children: By introducing the very young to the most eco-friendly and sociable means of transport, we are preparing for the future of Paris.
2. On the Value of Community-Based Arts Education: Often these community-based programs were started, and are run, by passionate artists who experienced the transformative power of the arts first hand.
3. LeBron James and the Importance of Place: This is a story to which many can relate. It’s about the wrenching decision of how far to follow a career away from home. It’s about cultivating a feeling of home at all. It’s about dedicating yourself to the betterment of a place regardless of the sacrifices and frustrations that might involve.
4. On Creative Placemaking: Whatever the aim of the cultural entrepreneur it behooves on him to ensure that he or she is able to inspire development and positive change in the community he operates within.
5. How Park Design Promotes Healthy Communities: Providing urban spaces for locals to get active encourages physical activity in the city, particularly when those spaces can facilitate more than one type of activity.