The Granary District

Creating walkable, urban, human-centered neighborhoods in the Granary District.

Joanna Straughn
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  • Salt Lake City, UT
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"everything else has brand"
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Building community is about group identity and place identity.  Community is free.  A place is made unique by the contributions of those who cooperate to make it what it is.  The meaning of community…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joanna Straughn Aug 10, 2011.

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Joanna Straughn replied to Joanna Straughn's discussion "everything else has brand"
"Yeah. :)  "
Aug 10, 2011
Ryan Chatterton replied to Joanna Straughn's discussion "everything else has brand"
"Thanks Joanna,   I agree it's important to keep things fluid and about the community. Not about business.   Although, our businesses are a part of our lives. They are how we make a living, how are able to enjoy things like books and…"
Aug 10, 2011
Joanna Straughn replied to Joanna Straughn's discussion "everything else has brand"
"Ryan, I appreciate that it seems most people in this group are sincere about creating an authentic space with a feel and an identity that is inviting and has unique characteristics.  That's all to the good.  What I'm worried…"
Aug 10, 2011
Ryan Chatterton replied to Joanna Straughn's discussion "everything else has brand"
"To me at least, it seems that the city isn't the one who is branding the district, but us. And we can always change our minds whenever we want. This isn't something thought will be set into law, nor should it be.    The main…"
Aug 10, 2011
Julie Henry replied to Joanna Straughn's discussion "everything else has brand"
"I love the industrial character of the district, especially the brick. However, I feel that giving the city power ,such as having them impose a design requirement, forces an identity. Maybe they could provide incentive for using brick material on…"
Aug 9, 2011
James Alfandre replied to Joanna Straughn's discussion "everything else has brand"
"Likewise, Margaret. I really hope you can make it!"
Aug 8, 2011
Ryan Chatterton replied to Joanna Straughn's discussion "everything else has brand"
"Good call on the train concept. While I don't know that we'd be able to do a steam train in downtown SLC, I've heard there are plans to put some kind of street car in and utilize those tracks again, which would be awesome.   Also…"
Aug 6, 2011
Margaret Pahl replied to Joanna Straughn's discussion "everything else has brand"
"I have the meetings on my calendar and hope to attend one of them.  Assuming I do, i look forward to meeting you James."
Aug 6, 2011
James Alfandre replied to Joanna Straughn's discussion "everything else has brand"
"Thank you for the encouragement, Margaret! I think you're right on about the physical identity of the District — tracks and brick. I am continually amazed as I walk onto new properties in the District and see rail spurs on almost all of…"
Aug 6, 2011
Margaret Pahl replied to Joanna Straughn's discussion "everything else has brand"
"From what I have studied about the concept of branding, one has to begin with the unique things about the place. The place has to do its own branding-people can't brand something. With that in mind, my thoughts immediately went to the train and…"
Aug 6, 2011
James Alfandre replied to Joanna Straughn's discussion "everything else has brand"
"Oops, thanks!"
Aug 5, 2011
Ryan Chatterton replied to Joanna Straughn's discussion "everything else has brand"
"It doesn't look like your links worked James."
Aug 5, 2011
James Alfandre replied to Joanna Straughn's discussion "everything else has brand"
"Joanna, Thank you for your input and concern. This branding effort is a way to put the Granary out there to the rest of the public and invite people to join us in keeping the Granary a community that is a place filled with "spaces for local…"
Aug 4, 2011
Ryan Chatterton replied to Joanna Straughn's discussion "everything else has brand"
"I understand what you mean. It's ridiculous to be told how to feel and what to do in your own home.   Though I think what is meant by 'brand' is a little different than what you're thinking. When Christian talks about…"
Aug 4, 2011
Joanna Straughn commented on Christian Harrison's event Focus Group: Defining Our Brand
"Building community is about group identity and place identity.  Community is free.  A place is made unique by the contributions of those who cooperate to make it what it is.  The meaning of community frees us from the…"
Aug 2, 2011
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"everything else has brand"

Building community is about group identity and place identity.  Community is free.  A place is made unique by the contributions of those who cooperate to make it what it is.  The meaning of community frees us from the over-reaching control of property owners and business owners who seek to define every aspect of our lives--including ourselves as persons.  If owners want to join as equals in a discussion about what neighbors want in their district, this could possibly work and I thought it was…See More
Aug 2, 2011

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