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Placemaking Fails

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While placemaking seems like all the rage at the moment, there are examples of how a well-intentioned effort to rejuvenate a street can just end up falling flat. An effort in Lincoln Square to "encourage conversations and help grow local business," as Ald. Pawar's office states, has ended up becoming a source of ire for area residents. Indeed, the blue chairs that face brick walls have encouraged conversations — ones of ridicule. [DNAinfo]