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Resilience + Inclusiveness + Authenticity = A Lovable City

Graphic Friday

What makes a great lovable city, however small or large? The brain trust at The Phillips Center for Health and Well-Being has narrowed the formula to three elements:

Resilience • Inclusiveness • Authenticity

(click for larger view (PDF))

The work of the center, like with most that look at urban issues, is focused on our largest cities. That doesn’t mean the lessons aren’t adaptability to micro-urban centers like Traverse City. In fact, I think our size just makes it easier to carry out great ideas. The graphic below is an entry into the center’s resources. I’d actually like to mimic this with a graphic of Traverse City…hmmm. 

For more discussion on the project, you can go to Switchboard: Natural Resource Defense Council staff blog where the above poster was found.

What about your community?

  • What makes it resilient?
  • How inclusive is it? 
  • Where are its authentic places? 
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  1. April 22, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    “I’d actually like to mimic this with a graphic of Traverse City…hmmm.”

    Care to elaborate? Do you want the same poster but with the cityscape of TC beneath it, or do you want to get more complex than that?

  2. April 23, 2011 at 12:41 am

    Thinking more complex. What is it that we already have and perhaps what could we have in the future. Showing a Vision while still recognizing (honoring) the places & systems for resiliency, inclusiveness, & authenticity that we have. I think it could be a valuable community participatory project.

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