Category Archives: City Beautiful

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New Years Photo Essay

Happy New Year! Now that the holidays have passed and I have had time to reflect on 2015, and the work ahead of me in 2016, I realize my last few months have been filled with many inspirational works of

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New Years Photo Essay

Happy New Year! Now that the holidays have passed and I have had time to reflect on 2015, and the work ahead of me in 2016, I realize my last few months have been filled with many inspirational works of

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NoMa’s Interim Placemaking Projects

Many neighborhoods can be labeled “in transition,” with changing land uses, building uses, and demographics. Often though while we wait for demolition and/or construction to begin we are left staring at empty lots or abandon buildings. This does not have

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NoMa’s Interim Placemaking Projects

Many neighborhoods can be labeled “in transition,” with changing land uses, building uses, and demographics. Often though while we wait for demolition and/or construction to begin we are left staring at empty lots or abandon buildings. This does not have

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Iceland’s Urban Art and Design Details

Public art interventions are not new to urban planning, particularly in European cities that have been curating public art collections for centuries. Iceland’s display of public art, while it includes many older sculptures, has taken a unique approach to displaying Icelandic

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Iceland’s Urban Art and Design Details

Public art interventions are not new to urban planning, particularly in European cities that have been curating public art collections for centuries. Iceland’s display of public art, while it includes many older sculptures, has taken a unique approach to displaying Icelandic

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Wearing Singapore’s Urban Form

In honor of SG50 I couldn’t help but write another piece that features more Singaporean designers that take their inspirational cues from urban form.  These designers, as compared to the Singapore Souvenirs collection, created wearable pieces of art that remind

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Wearing Singapore’s Urban Form

In honor of SG50 I couldn’t help but write another piece that features more Singaporean designers that take their inspirational cues from urban form.  These designers, as compared to the Singapore Souvenirs collection, created wearable pieces of art that remind

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Providence: A Creative Capital

Once known for its gritty remnants from an industrial past, the city of Providence, Rhode Island has been actively rebranding itself as a creative capital in the last five years through a number of projects and programs.  Creativity though is not

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Providence: A Creative Capital

Once known for its gritty remnants from an industrial past, the city of Providence, Rhode Island has been actively rebranding itself as a creative capital in the last five years through a number of projects and programs.  Creativity though is not

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Urban Inspiration: Winter Playgrounds

It is finally the last day of February, which means soon spring will arrive.  But before all of the snow and ice melts up North, here are few inspiring ideas for urban winter play. Winter Playground in Kiruna, Sweden Designed by

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Urban Inspiration: Winter Playgrounds

It is finally the last day of February, which means soon spring will arrive.  But before all of the snow and ice melts up North, here are few inspiring ideas for urban winter play. Winter Playground in Kiruna, Sweden Designed by

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Winter Design and Food in Toronto’s Public Spaces

Today it was extremely cold in Ithaca with a wind chill near -20F. However, the sun was still shining, and I had to remind myself that the temperatures today were still not as cold as I experienced recently in Toronto. Some thought we

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Winter Design and Food in Toronto’s Public Spaces

Today it was extremely cold in Ithaca with a wind chill near -20F. However, the sun was still shining, and I had to remind myself that the temperatures today were still not as cold as I experienced recently in Toronto. Some thought we