It seems much of this blog is becoming devoted to the concept and principles of placemaking. That wasn't the intention when I started but the steady drift is noticeable as I review past posts.
Somewhat isolated on this island in the Atlantic wilderness, I look for articles that can better explain the concept than my fumbling attempts. I actually found a short film by Eric Becker entitled Placemaking & Seattle, which is highlighted in the article Saving Seattle's Neighbourhood Authenticity Through Better Buildings at The Atlantic Cities. It is very good.
Please sit back, relax, view and learn.