How to Derive Place Capital from the Overlapping Dimensions of an Urban View
Third in the new series, in the urban world, juxtapositions matter
There are some moments in a city where the built environment—so much a focus of day-to-day urban affairs—dwarfs in comparison to the overlapping dimensions of other arenas.
In the photograph above, intensity of experience results from the components of boats atop the marine environment and the interaction of weather conditions and a mountain viewable from the city.
Such scenes are at the core of cities ranked for their beauty, or for their proximity to recreation and natural surroundings.
Taking notice of the juxtapositions of this photograph is to embrace the assets of a place. Value lies in the overlaps and blending that create an inspirational experience, not just in each element itself.
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Charles R. (Chuck) Wolfe, M.R.P., J.D. provides a unique perspective about cities as both a long-time writer about urbanism worldwide and as an attorney in Seattle, where he focuses on land use and environmental law. In particular, his work involves the use of sustainable development techniques and innovative land use regulatory tools on behalf of both the private and public sectors. He ...