Community. Arts. Nature. Education.
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C.A.N.E. is an initiative for program development and community engagement. It's about bringing the best of what can be found in the local art scene and natural world, and creating space for conversation and celebration of those topics. Then cementing it in the culture by creating festivals, community events, and C.A.N.E. certified professionals who educate youth for long lasting heritage.
Placemaking is the intention of creating public spaces that promote people's health, happiness, and well being, by capitalizing on a local community's assets, inspiration, and potential. It is political due to the nature of place identity. Placemaking is both a process and a philosophy that makes use of urban design principles. It can be either official and government led, or community driven grass roots tactical urbanism, such as extending sidewalks with chalk, paint, and planters, or open streets events such as Bogotá, Colombia's Ciclovía. Good placemaking makes use of underutilized space to enhance the urban experience at the pedestrian scale.
In community building, the third place is the social surroundings separate from the two usual social environments of home ("first place") and the workplace ("second place"). Examples of third places would be environments such as churches, cafes, clubs, public libraries, or parks. In his influential book The Great Good Place, Ray Oldenburg (1989, 1991) argues that third places are important for civil society, democracy, civic engagement, and establishing feelings of a sense of place.