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TEDxEMU - Noah Pylvainen - The Lost Art of Public Space

With the rise of the Internet many activities which were once associated with traditional public space are now enjoyed online. However some of the greatest places in the world are public spaces and while older cities thrive from their public spaces, many new cities struggle to create them. This presentation describes what makes good public space why it is still an essential part of our communities.Noah Pylvainen is a senior at EMU graduating this spring with a bachelor's degree in Urban and Regional Planning and a minor in music. After a year abroad in Finland, Noah developed a love for public space and soon found the field of planning. Currently, he is working on several research projects about public space and will be presenting at the Undergrad Symposium and the Michigan Association of Planning Student Conference. Noah is also the Vice President of the urban planning student organization PLACE. Noah also works for EMU Communications as a staff photographer as well as running his own wedding and portrait photography business.In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.
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