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Celebrating Filipino Heritage Month

This week in North Philly Notes, we highlights eight Temple University Press titles that explore the identity, cultural diversity and community formation of Filipino Americans. 1,119 more words


“The Plan Keeps Coming Up Again”: Conspiracy Theories, Policing 1970 D.C., and Creating Model Neighborhoods in Model Cities (Best of UHA, Part 4)

Today’s post wraps up our coverage of the Urban History Association’s Seventh Biennial Conference in Philadelphia.  You can find overviews of other great panels on everything from “cartographies of protest” in Boston to the Mafia-like dark arts of the PTA… 3,555 more words


San Francisco's creeping privatization of parks and the legacy of Columbus

Did you know that you could reserve a public park for your own private use for just $27 an hour? That’s the bargain San Francisco’s department of Parks and Recreation has struck to defray the costs of upkeep and improvements of a growing number of city parks. 921 more words

Artist Spotlight: Elisa Rudolph

Name: Elisa Rudolph

What inspired you to become an artist?

I think the combined love for creating and contributing. And having the opportunity to see lots and lots of wonderful, beautiful art. 664 more words

Artist Showcase

Place vs Placelessness

Theory on Urban Form and Design by Dr. Essam Hallak
Lecture 6
“Place Theory in Urban Design”

My outline for the class presentation


What Makes a Good City?

October 13, 2014

Theory on Urban Form and Design by Dr. Essam Hallak
Lecture 5 “Normative Theories of Good Design Form”

Does the city form really matter? 60 more words