Placemaking - Creating the City of the Future

Placemaking - Creating the City of the Future

Project for Public Spaces (PPS) will present their organization and introduce themselves to the local community. Santa Clara has taken an exciting step in hiring a placemaking team with a focus on people and creating great places across the City. 

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Core Companies to build the Santa Clara #agrihood

From Core Companies website:

"Core's proposed concept of an innovative, community-oriented development including affordable senior apartments and luxury homes and agricultural open space in the Valley of Heart’s Delight is taking root. On September 29th, Santa Clara City Council selected Core to lead master planning and development of the remaining acreage on Winchester. Core now enters into an exclusive agreement with the City of Santa Clara to continue neighborhood outreach and site design. Construction is currently slated to begin by January 2017.

To hear about updates and opportunities to participate in design, email: with subject line “BAREC Design.”"


Agrihoods Around the Country

"Ever wish you could live at your CSA? Or move to a neighborhood where everyone is as excited about fresh, healthy food as you are?

All over the United States people are embracing local food production in an exciting new way. Called 'agrihoods,' this new type of neighborhood serves up farm-to-table living in a cooperative environment. Instead of being built around a pool or tennis court, these housing developments are centered around a farm . . . ."

So starts a great article which then goes on to cover and link to twelve agrihoods all around the country. Number 12 is particularly interesting:

"Specifically designed with the senior citizen in mind, Prarie Commons will be a pedestrian-friendly development built around a 15-acre lake in Olathe, Kansas. On-site, Tibbet's Farm will transform the existing single-crop operation into a certified organic farm that produces a variety of fruits, vegetables and small-scale livestock. In addition to the farm, a series of community gardens, a farmers' market, cooking school, restaurants and a small grocery market will "reintroduce the heritage of fresh food into a contemporary development."