Utopian Hours in Turin, Italy, gathered experts who are transforming where we live, work, and play

Placemaking is tantalizingly open-ended term. Discipline-agnostic, it suggests the creation of destinations where people can gather, meet, and explore. Broadly, modernity in the 20th century established economic and technological conditions that led to sprawling, isolated forms of settlement which made the act of gathering feel burdensome at best, if not altogether alien. Cities, by contrast, have emerged as domains where this activity can flourish. Across the U.S. (and around the world), many people across many professions are working to reestablish locations where we can meet authentically, knowledge can be shared, culture celebrated, and spatial community established. These qualities are what make urban places vibrant and memorable, and

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