Reinventing Social Nodes in the City

September 19, 2019 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 207A Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Economic Development Market Conditions – Market Trends Placemaking
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The social infrastructure of cities is evolving as traditional social nodes have moved online. Typologies such as bank cafés, urban libraries, urban markets, and urban boutique hotels offer renewed and socially vibrant opportunities for creating dynamic zones of social activity, driving well-balanced placemaking, and channeling economic dividends for development. This presentation will explore new ways of activating social nodes and weaving new and previously untapped typologies, using experiential design to evolve the social infrastructure of cities.