What’s the future of Lomax Farm?
What’s ahead for the innovative Edna C. Lomax Incubator Farm (shown in 2010 photo) in Cabarrus County, after county commissioners axed funding as of July 1, even cutting off electricity at the peak of summer growing season? Can the farm survive as a nonprofit?

What’s the future of Lomax Farm?

What’s ahead for the innovative Edna C. Lomax Incubator Farm (shown in 2010 photo) in Cabarrus County, after county commissioners axed funding as of July 1, even cutting off electricity at the peak of summer growing season? Can the farm survive as a nonprofit?

Urban designers Alex Borisenko and Keihly Moore like to see spots and Charlotte (see top) and re-imagine them. This week, Borisenko saw a pull-off spot on North Tryon Street and imagined two different parklets (middle, and bottom).

Can you find the statue behind the wall (top photo)? Oops, didn’t think so. And that’s too bad, because for once, it’s a Charlotte woman of accomplishment (i.e. not a Madonna, a Magdalene or a naked goddess) being memorialized with statuary.

Charlotte hits a pivot point on dealing with derelict regional mall property it bought. From PlanCharlotte.org. (2008 Photo by Nancy Pierce) #planning #urbandesign #transit

Charlotte hits a pivot point on dealing with derelict regional mall property it bought. From PlanCharlotte.org. (2008 Photo by Nancy Pierce) #planning #urbandesign #transit

streets-alive:

Primary Flight: “Greensboro Greenway” ( May 2012) - Greensboro, NC
Primary Flight, a Miami-based street art collective, were in North Carolina from April 18th to May 8th to create a mural for the Spring Garden underpass section of downtown Greensboro’s Greenway. A series of events (movies, lectures, and a public opening) provided opportunities to meet the artists and learn more about street art as a medium and movement.  The Primary Flight project was co-produced by The Downtown Greenway and Elsewhere.
The Downtown Greenway is a 4-mile long loop that links neighborhoods across Greensboro through public art, sustainable transporation, and unprecedented green space.
Link: http://www.goelsewhere.org/primary-flight/

streets-alive:

Primary Flight: “Greensboro Greenway” ( May 2012) - Greensboro, NC

Primary Flight, a Miami-based street art collective, were in North Carolina from April 18th to May 8th to create a mural for the Spring Garden underpass section of downtown Greensboro’s Greenway. A series of events (movies, lectures, and a public opening) provided opportunities to meet the artists and learn more about street art as a medium and movement.  The Primary Flight project was co-produced by The Downtown Greenway and Elsewhere.

The Downtown Greenway is a 4-mile long loop that links neighborhoods across Greensboro through public art, sustainable transporation, and unprecedented green space.

Link: http://www.goelsewhere.org/primary-flight/

Recognize downtown Gastonia? This drawing was by Charlotte architect Murray Whisnant for a 1999 Gastonia Downtown Master Plan, spearheaded by my UNC Charlotte colleague David Walters. Now Gastonia is trying to lure artists to its downtown. Read about it here. #urbanism #planning #NorthCarolina 

Recognize downtown Gastonia? This drawing was by Charlotte architect Murray Whisnant for a 1999 Gastonia Downtown Master Plan, spearheaded by my UNC Charlotte colleague David Walters. Now Gastonia is trying to lure artists to its downtown. Read about it here. #urbanism #planning #NorthCarolina 

These beautiful shots are from Suther Prairie, a never-tilled, never-grazed remnant prairie in Cabarrus County, N.C. To learn more about N.C. prairies and to see photo credits, click here.

This is not a joke. This was actually sent to Charlotte City Council members in a memo from the city manager’s office. Got it?

So, the other day I was doing a bicycle experiment with my friend. We were riding bcycles and I had my waterbottle in the basket. I was going fast down 7th Ave, headed away from uptown and I hit a bump…watch what happens.. (Click on the image to activate!) 

So, the other day I was doing a bicycle experiment with my friend. We were riding bcycles and I had my waterbottle in the basket. I was going fast down 7th Ave, headed away from uptown and I hit a bump…watch what happens.. (Click on the image to activate!)