The Daily Blend for Monday, July 22, 2013

The Daily Blend for Monday, July 22, 2013

Did you feel the heat last week? You’re not alone. Above is NOAA’s temperature gradient map of the US with temperatures ranging from 70 to 107+ degrees Fahrenheit from last week. Check out the link for more stats. (Atlantic Cities)




  • MNLA’s landscape architect Terrie Brightman sings the praises of stainless steel and cites its strength, uses, and forms in the landscape and beyond. (Metropolis)

  • OMA sweeps to victory in the competition to design the $1 billion Miami Beach Convention Center and the surrounding 52-acre mixed-use development. ArchDaily also has a video interview with OMA’s Shohei Shigematsu on the Miami project. (ArchDaily)
  • Started by a group of architects, landscape architects, and urban designers, Projexity is an online, crowdsourcing platform that makes neighborhoods better, one local project at a time. (Projexity)


  • In grim Newark, Riverfront Park’s neon orange boardwalk hopes to pave the way to the city’s revival. (NY Times)




  • Trade compost for locally grown, fresh produce in Hello Compost, a novel pilot program set to roll out in NYC this fall. (Co.Design)


  • Bicycles rock. In addition to being human-powered machines of fun, they can also be used to sharpen knives, purify water, and churn ice cream. And now, they may even be the low-cost key to safely recycling e-waste in developing nations, thanks to the designs of Harvard grad Rachel Field. (GOOD)


  • The “Reasonably Polite Seattleites” use cordial activism and polite letters to make a guerrilla bike lane permanent. (Streetsblog)

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