Ed McMahon on the Importance of Place

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Ed McMahon on the Importance of PlaceListen to this presentation by Ed McMahon on the importance of place... and protecting our historic places. As Herb says "Must viewing. Urban Land Institute Senior Resident Fellow Ed McMahon's TEDx January talk at Jacksonville University. Ed is a legend in American placemaking. He talks greenways fluently. "


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qB5tH4rt-x8

I lived near Eau Gallie when the beautiful Oleander Hotel was demolished, and also when our Friendly Dragon at Dragon Point was allowed to collapse... imagine what Eau Gallie would be like if we had these irreplaceable treasures today... As Ed says in his talk "It's the power of Uniqueness that attracts people to an area. Saving historic places Is saving the heart, soul and economy of an area. You can grow without destroying the sense of place." 
I'm worried about parts of Brevard, but have high hopes for Deland holding on to its uniqueness.

Dragons don't live forever in Brevard - Dragon Point as it was
Ed McMahon on the Importance of Place
Landmark Oleander Hotel in Eau Gallie before its destruction
Landmark Oleander Hotel in Eau Gallie before its destruction