At the first KSQ Speaker Series event in September, HKS Executive Director Bo Wright introduced the series and the theme, “How We Build Matters,” by delving into issues of financial sustainability and the wealth generated by walkable communities built to a human scale. Development decisions that stand the test of time, he says, are made by an educated citizenry that appreciates the wisdom inherent in making small bets and building trust and relationships before buildings. The goal of the KSQ Speaker Series is to inform, enrich, and spark these community conversations.
At the next event on November 11th, award-winning designer Marques King will build on the ideas Wright presented by sharing from his experiences as an architect and small-scale developer making great places for people in his hometown of Detroit.
Incremental development allows for many small, or iterative, steps; it allows for places to adapt and change based on current needs. One way to think about incrementalism is to think about the granularity of a place. The word 'granular' is used to describe something that is made up of smaller elements, and the 'granularity' is how small or large those elements are. If the elements are small, we call it "fine-grained." For example, in computer science, an algorithm is fine-grained if it is divided into many small steps, and coarse-grained if it is divided into fewer, larger steps. Incremental development is a "fine-grained" approach to development. It allows for many small changes that create a more interesting (and often more beautiful) result. Incrementalism looks like experimenting, rapid prototyping, iteratively improving, and reducing the risks of bad decisions.
Tomorrow in KSQ!
Enjoy the Clover Market and Halloween Candy Trail!
At the Kennett Square Clover Market this year, shoppers will discover “lucky finds for the home” from a curated lineup of 90 antique, vintage, and handmade vendors while enjoying fare from gourmet food trucks and other food vendors, wine from Harvest Ridge Winery, beer from Victory, and live music by Hake and Jarema.
Bring the kids for trick or treating at participating merchants throughout town, take photos at a special step and retreat at the corner of State and Union Streets, and enjoy s'mores at Penny Lane Emporium. And kids in costume eat free at Grain!
Kennett Square's Many Corners: Scarecrows at Cannery Row!
Find the local ingredients you need to make your favorite fall meals even more comforting (and healthy!). Our local farmers and makers bring the best of Southern Chester County's bountiful harvest to you—every Friday afternoon from 3pm–6pm outside The Creamery, 401 Birch Street, Kennett Square.
As long as this beautiful fall weather continues, the 100 blocks of both East and West State Street will be closed to traffic to allow for outdoor dining from 5pm to 9pm on Thursdays. Celebrate community and enjoy outdoor dining, live music, and extended shopping hours in the crisp fall air!
Would you like to know more about the Borough's budget process and priorities?
Join Kennett Square Borough staff on Monday evening to discuss all things budget! Tables will be set up for each Borough function (Public Safety, Public Works, Codes, and Administration), with staff on hand to answer any questions you may have about spending, policies, and process. The Borough values public input and is actively seeking it with this event.
A ribbon cutting ceremony at 11am on October 27th at Episcopal Church of the Advent at 401 N. Union Street will celebrate the launch of Little Free Pantry (LFP) in partnership with Kennett Area Community Service (KACS). The mini pantry movement activates neighbor engagement with food insecurity with a “Give what you can. Take what you need” mission.
This unique community collaboration has plans to grow to meet the community's needs, with more locations coming soon.
We're excited for Casa Guanajuato's Day of the Dead event next weekend—please plan to join us for this family-friendly event which celebrates rich cultural traditions with art and workshops. This celebration of life will be more meaningful than ever this year with a special ofrenda (altar) for those who died from COVID-19.