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The font search in community development activities
Above - Cityscape by B.A.N.K Productions
It’s not everyday that community development practitioners get to play around with graphic design tools. The URA’s UDream fellow, Mary Taylor, has been helping me pull some things together for the collateral materials for the Urban Matters short documentary. We’re talking color pallets, fonts, and all that cool stuff I can’t quite pull together. It’s not central to our work, but it is an important part of the overall presentation.
So I find myself wandering over to sites like Shutterstock for inspiration and some understanding of how all of this fits together: 6 Design Lessons from a Major TV and Movie Title Designer
The 12 young people from YouthPlaces, who’ve named their project B.A.N.K Productions, are creating a documentary on land banking and I got a sneak peak of some of their work yesterday. Lesson #3 is resonating with me right now. The authenticity of the art is a huge part of this journey for all of us.
The premiere is on Tuesday, October 7th. Stay tuned for more details.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Carnegie Music Hall
4400 Forbes Ave
Can Urban Agriculture Work on a Commercial Scale? From CityLab
This CityLab article explores how urban agriculture can work on a commercial scale. Is this something we can explore throughout Pittsburgh in places like Larimer and Homewood? The communities in the South Hilltop are exploring it now.
NEXTPittsburgh’s Profile of 5 Movers and Makers
Majestic Lane of JuiceUp 412. Photo by Brian Cohen via NEXTPittsburgh
Check out 5 people making Pittsburgh a more livable city for all in the latest edition of NEXTPittsburgh.
URBAN SYMBOLS: Landmarks orient our global sense of place!
Young people from YouthPlaces working on URA Urban Matters summer project are wrapping up their class work for their final project on land banking. They will continue work over the next eight weeks with their teaching artist, Alisha Wormsley, doing production of a short video to be presented in late September. Stay tuned….
Creative web development firms wanted for Waterfront One Stop, a one-stop shop for all waterfront permitting info.
The Waterfront One Stop website will be a dynamic website for water-related businesses seeking permits for waterfront work and development. Help us make this a clear and transparent process, and we’ll be one step closer to fully revitalizing NYC’s beautiful waterfront.
Interested applicants, please download the RFP here.
Beltzhoover Neighborhood Design Workshop at A Giving Heart Community Center - Facilitated by Mary Taylor, UDREAM fellow and Naomi Ritter, Urban Innovation 21 intern (immediately above) on behalf of Beltzhoover residents, Pittsburgh Council President Bruce Kraus, the Office of Mayor Bill Peduto and the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh. A special thanks to the Design Center of Pittsburgh, A Giving Heart Community Center and Dr. Jamil Bey for making this a successful event.