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