21 Dec '11, 1pm

How #publicspaces can make great holidays & holidays can make great public spaces by @Kaid_at_NRDC

How #publicspaces can make great holidays & holidays can make great public spaces by @Kaid_at_NRDC

We do need some private places of our own - at least I do - but we love great public spaces where they exist. They are where "community" happens. I have been reminded over the last couple of weeks by several strolls through DC's highly animated downtown holiday market how much the winter holidays bring out in us a shared spirit, frequently experienced on sidewalks and plazas, whether they be iconic such as the brightly lit trees in Rockefeller Center and at the White House, or modest such as a handmade display on the lawn of a small town's place of worship. The best ones really come alive at this time of year, and this post is devoted to some great ones that I found on the web.

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/kbenfield/its_a_most_wo...

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