The Daily Blend for Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Daily Blend for Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Could turning crosswalks into colorful works of art entice more people to walk? (Pop Up City)




  • The LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture welcomes two new assistant professors: Forbes Lipschitz and Richard Hindle. (LSU)



  • Speaking of upcoming events in Boston, in about a month’s time the annual Landscape Lectures are due to kick off at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and will feature speakers such as Gary Hilderbrand and Andrea Cochran. (Gardner Museum)




  • Bryant Parks is awarded the distinction of City Parks’ Frontline Park for the month of August. (City Parks)


  • The New York Times created a fascinating animated 3D rendered tour of the many ways New York’s mayor Bloomberg reshaped the urban fabric of New York. (NY Times)


  • Is change by another name still gentrification? Activists in Boyle Heights, a Latino neighborhood in L.A., prefer to describe their efforts for positive change as “gentefication”–a play on the Spanish word for people–as they attempt to win over some wary residents. (Planetizen)

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