Tuesday, October 07, 2014

10/1/14- 10/7/14 Weekly Arts and Urbanism Roundup


Dreaming up a new Smithfield Street (Next Pittsburgh)

Why Latin music and the Latin community is finally growing in Pittsburgh (Next Pittsburgh)

Latham Street Commons- Idea to turn underused Friendship garages into an urban food market (Next Pittsburgh)

Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum included in list of top 5 great sports museums (Travel Pulse)

Architectural historian and author giving three free talks on Pittsburgh Architecture (Pittsburgh Post Gazette)

Pittsburgh artists represent at Atlanta's A3C hip-hop festival (Digging Pitt)

A local spoken-word artist does his full length solo show (Pittsburgh City Paper)


New principles for parking could be applied in University Circle (Green City, Blue Lake)

Insolvent East Cleveland owes over $600,000 to an insolvent traffic camera company (Cleveland Scene)

In the cracks between: A faith based start-up in Cleveland (Belt Magazine)

Boxing gyms offer a rich- if incomplete refuge- from inner city struggles (Freshwater Cleveland)

Snapology Cleveland aims to build STEM skills through play based learning (Freshwater Cleveland)

Cleveland Beer Week adds day to festivities  (Cleveland.com)

Kent, Ohio

Ground broken on Kent State University Center for Architecture and Urban Design


Relive last weekends Midpoint Music Festival through these 28 photos (Urban Cincy)

Fifth annual Asian Food Festival returns to Washington Park this Sunday (Urban Cincy)


Restoration of Villanova University's Triumph of David painting reveals many changes. (Villanova.edu) 

Corbett's DEP chief resigns amid "porngate" allegations (PA Independent)

West Virginia and Appalachia

This music has no borders: Scots-Irish music in Appalachia (WBUR Radio)

Keeping it local: Festival recognizes West Virginia filmmaking talent (The Parthenon)

WV pumpkin festival kicks off in Milton

Other Urbanism and Architecture news:

Incredible maps show how working class neighborhoods are disappearing from American cities (Houston Chronicle)

New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel sells for a staggering $1,95 Billion (CNBC)

Why can't Austin attract international tech students?  (CityLab)

Honolulu plans fully automated rail transit (Cityscope)

"Skateboard urbanism" could change park planning (Next City)

London turning some classic "phone boxes" (booths) into mobile device charging stations (Art Daily)

The NFL's other scandal: Rampant Crony Capitalism (Contra Corner)

Inside big real estate's play for San Francisco's hipster geeks (Next City)

The high cost of radium contamination in cities (Next City)

Louisville's "Broken Sidewalk" urbanism blog returns (WFPL News)

What motivates mode choices for urban residents (Human Transit)

Joel Kotkin fears conservatives against suburban sprawl (The American Conservative)

Peak Sprawl? The fringes of the New York region are shrinking (Streetsblog)

The incredible modern architecture of Havana 

Has floating architecture's moment finally arrived?  (Next City)

Historic preservation, bad for neighborhood diversity (Market Urbanism)

Other Arts Related News:

Tax court ruling seen as victory for artists (New York Times)

David Hockney: Why art has become "less" (BBC News)

NYC photo exhibition vandalized, curator attacked (Hyperallergic)

Has Gaudi's Sagrada Familia grown out of touch? (Hyperallergic)

Artist's diaries since 1865 (Hyperallergic)

Campaign in Britain saves Wedgewood pottery collection (Artdaily)

Smartphone photography evolves (Boston Globe)

Top DJ's out-earn some Hollywood stars (MyFoxNY)

The colorful world of Hong Kong's protest art (Washington Post)

Dallas Museum of Art and University of Texas at Dallas partner to form new art history institute (ArtDaily)

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