Posts Tagged ‘design’

Rust Belt to Artist Belt III

March 30th, 2011 by admin

Peter Kageyama will be a keynote at Rust Belt to Artist Belt III in Detroit, Michigan on April 6th, 2011. The conference, now in its third year, centers on cultivating talent and innovation to transform post-industrial cities. It explores the ways these cities are being shaped and reinvented by the diverse skill sets of artists, designers and other creative entrepreneurs.

A Love Letter to Syracuse

March 16th, 2011 by admin

In For the Love of Cities, I write about the Philadelphia Love Letter project by artist Steve Powers and the Philly Mural Arts program.  With the success of that project, other cities have been asking Powers to work with them.  Here is his latest work in Syracuse.  Note in the video how he uses a

Public Spaces & Falling In Love With Your City

February 17th, 2011 by admin

I heard an interview on NPR the other day with author Ariel Sabar who wrote a book about couples who had met and fill in love in New York’s iconic public spaces.  The book, Heart of the City: Nine Stories of Love and Serendipity on the Streets of New York, explores the critical and often

Love Note: Pedestrian Friendly Times Square

February 6th, 2011 by admin

Two of my favorite New York City love notes debuted in 2009: the newly pedestrian friendly Times Square and High Line Park in the Meatpacking District. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan began pedestrian-friendly Times Square as an experiment in 2009. The response to their people space, created in the heart

The “Curious Class”

January 28th, 2011 by admin

You don’t just fall in love with your city, it is a process. And at its most basic level it starts with curiosity and the possibility of discovery. I was in Las Vegas a few weeks ago when the new Cosmopolitan Hotel was opening and it was designed around the idea of curiosity and discovery. Check