Wednesday, October 01, 2014

9/24- 10/1 2014 Weekly Arts and Urbanism Roundup


Pittsburgh hires a bicycle director with a wealth of metro experience (Bike Pittsburgh)

Watch: A Wilkinsburg artist makes prints the old fashioned way (WESA Pittsburgh)

Google's presence in Pittsburgh and it's impact on local startups (Essential Pittsburgh)

Pittsburgh's lost steamboat exhibit @ The Heinz History Center (Pittsburgh City Paper)

Sharon, Pennsylvania

Sharon's third and final Waterfire festival this year draws thousands (The Sharon Herald)


Is Northeast Ohio hurt by too much parking (and what can it do about it)? (Green City, Blue Lake)

Colorblind and rising. What's behind the success of Cleveland's Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School?  (Belt Magazine)

Debut NEOcycle Festival to bring cycling, fee concerts and lifestyle hub to Cleveland's Edgewater Park.


Rubber City Invasion| Huffington Post asks: Is Akron the Liverpool of the Midwest?  (ABC 5 TV)


The Butler brings art to fill void in school ( )

Legendary/ notorious former congressman, Jim Traficant, Jr. dies (


The Wexner shows masterpieces from the Leslie Wexner Collection including works by Picasso, Degas, Dubuffet , Giacometti, de Kooning and others


The 13th Mid-Point Music Festival in Cincinnati's Over The Rhine

Explore the Midpoint Music Festival


Dlectricity Nightime Festival of Art and Light comes back to Midtown.


PA senate approves medical marijuana; future in the house uncertain (Pennsylvania Independent)

West Virginia and Appalachia 

General Braddock's road through the wilderness (Appalachian History)

Bon Appetit Appalachia gastro tourism site launches, highlighting local food festivals, restaurants, breweries and farms

Welcome to Appalachia- home of the original locavores (Takepart,com)

Could Appalachia become as famous for food as Tuscany or Provence? (Burg Entertainment Guide)

Other Urbanism News

Student attendance at college sports events drops dramatically

Thoughts on my neighborhood, post Ferguson (Urbanophile)

Building connectivity in suburbia  (Smart Growth for Conservatives)

Placemakers want to make sure they're heard at Habitat III conference (Next City)

Maryland suburbs embrace a new urbanism (Sacramento Bee)

Students paying extra for business skills they say they haven't learned on campus (The Hechinger Report)

Florida tries bike lanes on highway bridges (Streetsblog)

German court lifts ban on Uber ride service. (The New York Times)

What a park's design does to your brain (Next City)

Seattle to start fining people for wasting food  (Triple Pundit)

Italy to calculate cocaine sales as part of GDP

Restaurants offering incentives to diners who turn off electronic devices. (CBS New York)

Google and Microsoft are putting Rio's favelas on the map (The Atlantic/ Citylab)

For bee-friendly parks, head for the great unmown  (The Atlantic/ Citylab)

Bruges will cut traffic with an underground beer pipeline (Wired)

New law handcuffs restaurants in France (Reason)

NYPD captain and lieutenant arrested for drunk driving two hours apart (NY Post)

Art News

The International Center of Photography plans to leave Midtown Manhattan for The Bowery (The New York Times)

Satellite imagery shows extensive damage to Syria's world heritage sites. (Archaeology Magazine)

Emperor Augustus frescoes restored in Rome (Archaeology Magazine)

Pennsylvania's Longwood Gardens spending $90 million to update fountains. (The Art Newspaper)

Turner Prize show dominated by film and video art (BBC News)

EU mulls cadmium pigment ban.  (Hyperallergic)

Everyone love illustration art, but where does one see it?  (Huffington Post)

"Free art Fridays", a treasure hunt powered by instagram takes off in NYC (Artnet)

Is Norway an artist book paradise? (Hyperallergic)

A new documentary for forger who infiltrated America's art museums. (Hyperallergic)

Christies adds another 2% commission to sales that go over high sales estimate. (The Art Newspaper)

Massive Roman coin hoard unearthed in England (Archaeology Magazine)

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