Creating Places: A Citizen Observer's Look at Nashville's Built Environment

Writer's Note: William Williams' interest in the manmade environment dates to 1970, at which point the then-young Williams started a collection of postcards of city skylines. The collection now numbers 1,000-plus cards. Among the writer's specific interests are exterior building design, city district planning, demographics, signage, mixed-use development, mass transit and green/sustainable construction and living. Williams began his Creating Places column with The City Paper in February 2005. The column in its original form was discontinued in September 2008 and reinvented via this blog in November 2008. Creating Places can be found on the home page of the website of The City Paper, at which Williams has worked in various capacities since October 2000.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Creating Places: Commune-ist Manifesto

Nashville resident Daniel "Dane" Forlines has penned what looks to be a very interesting book about places. Titled "Commune-ist Manifesto: A Declaration of Community," the book was released in 2010 and I'm just obtaining a copy. I plan to read and provide a review at this site. Of note, Forlines has visited 48 U.S. states and 30 other countries. Should be a fine read.

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