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Need Wall Art? Rent Some of the Best. New Lives for 'Dead' Suburban Malls. Levittown Public LibraryAn aerial view of Levittown, N.Y., one of America’s first planned suburbs, in 1948.

New Lives for 'Dead' Suburban Malls

The suburban shopping mall has fallen on hard times, and Ellen Dunham-Jones, co-author of “Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs,” is thrilled, frankly. “Every time we see a dead mall, it’s ‘Yay! Another opportunity to get it right,’ ” said Ms. Dunham-Jones, a professor of architecture at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Ms. Many older suburbanites are caught at a difficult crossroads. “Our image of suburbia from the 1950s, the bedroom suburbs, is incredibly outdated,” said Ms.

Failed malls offer an unparalleled opportunity to bring services to suburban neighborhoods, Ms. The International Council of Shopping Centers lists about 1,100 enclosed regional malls in the United States. Ms. Seattle agreed to the expansion, but with conditions that served members of an active stakeholder group, which included the local aging population. Ellen Dunham-Jones: Retrofitting suburbia. Genius, Timely Marketing For The Cost of a Spray Can of Paint. Barbara Reich Organizes the Homes of New York’s Elite. Explaining The Local: East Village, NYU’s Collaboration with the New York Times. Feb.23 “Look: Not everyone is going to be thrilled that NYU is doing this with the New York Times.

Explaining The Local: East Village, NYU’s Collaboration with the New York Times

We’ll have to take those problems on, not as classroom abstractions but civil transactions with the people who live and work here. You know what? It’s going to be messy and hard, which is to say real.” The New York Times and NYU’s Arthur L. In this post, I will explain what we’re up to and why we’re doing it. Jim Schachter, editor of digital initiative for the Times, said the project was made possible by shared values, a single set of standards, the most important of which is “increasing the volume and scope of quality journalism about issues that matter Here’s my own description of the project and how it will work: # 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

See also this interview at Nieman Lab: What the Times-NYU partnership says about the future of journalism education: A Q & A with Jay Rosen Update, July 19, 2010. Shapiro never asked us if that was correct. Kennedy Center's Michael Kaiser' shares 10 rules for arts groups to dominate the world. Michael Kaiser giving one of his pep talks in Los Angeles, similar to the one in Portland.

Kennedy Center's Michael Kaiser' shares 10 rules for arts groups to dominate the world

My colleague David Row already wrote about this, but I'm still thinking about Michael Kaiser's terrific talk to Portland's arts folks at the Armory last Thursday. Kaiser, who heads the Kennedy Center in DC, has rescued high-profile groups such as the Royal Opera and American Ballet Theatre. He's considered one of the best in the business, and was in Portland to share his 10 survival rules. Some were obvious, "There has to be a leader," and some were common sensical, "You can't cut your way to health.

" And some were too obvious and common sensical to ignore. Kaiser is a smart guy and a practiced speaker. Kaiser's rules 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. "When we take time, we can create exciting, larger projects. One brilliant move was to put on display at the Kennedy Center wedding dresses from many Arab countries. "I want arts organizations to do big, transformative work. " Get the press involved early.