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Placemaking in Newcastle: Bank Corner

I’ve become increasingly interested in placemaking here, in observing the different local places that have become earmarked as such and wondering how they have become “places” and why some places are more successful than others. The areas I’m most interested … Continue reading

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Some interesting bike-related things

I love this lego-inspired smiley face painted on a concrete pier near the Kotara bike track. It was done so well …. I say “done” because it has unfortunately now been painted over. Such is the ephemeral nature of street … Continue reading

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Placemaking in Newcastle

Today I attended a party to launch this nearly completed mural which was funded under Newcastle City Council’s Placemaking scheme. It is located in a laneway behind Bank Corner, just off Hunter Street. Another detail from the mural …The laneway … Continue reading

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Foreign perceptions of Newcastle as a hipster, biking city

How does one really get to know what a city is like without actually living in it? Sure, you can read travel brochures and do web searches and even take a reality tour on Google Maps to see what it … Continue reading

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