Bae Bae's Greenhouse opened this week! The Greenhouse was designed as part of the City of Pittsburgh’s Spark Pilot program. The Spark program aims to create safe, active complete streets by creating extensions for sidewalk activities in existing parking spaces. The Greenhouse, while small in size was made possible by a big effort of many including Bae Bae's Kitchen, the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, Microsoft, Technique Architectural Products, Earthspan, and Ethos Collaborative. Learn more about how the Greenhouse is designed as smart, pop-up green infrastructure at www.baebaesgreenhouse.com. The Greenhouse is designed with sensors to track stormwater collection and air quality and will be live tweeting soon. Follow along on Twitter @BaeBaesGreen!
Chris Merritt joins the 2018-19 Exhibit Columbus Curatorial Advisory Committee. The Committee helps to further develop Exhibit Columbus as an innovative program that builds dynamic cultural projects in Columbus, IN. The 2018-19 Curatorial Advisors represent architecture, art, and design, and community through a myriad of professions: curatorial and scholarly work, architecture and design practice, public relations, graphic design, criticism, publishing, and education.
Learn more about Exhibit Columbus's National Symposium, September 26th-29th here.
The Contextual Design Advisory Panel (CDAP) is comprised of 8 members with expertise in the physical development of Pittsburgh. The panel's mission is "promoting quality of life in the City of Pittsburgh." To fulfill this mission, CDAP advises the Department of City Planning by reviewing and providing design guidance on selected, higher profile projects throughout the City. Learn more about CDAP here.
Nina Chase will present at the Southeast Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit in Chattanooga, TN on March 15th & 16th. Focusing on building smaller communities, this summit will explore topics including wellness, inclusion, equity, and basic creative placemaking. Connect with leaders in the field and register: https://www.cplsummit.org/attendsoutheast
The Corps340 is a Pittsburgh-based podcast centered around craft and community and is a collaboration between Brian Bronaugh, Rob Deaner and Gordon Robertson.
"Nina Chase obsesses about connecting people with public spaces. First in Boston, and now on the aggregate walkways of Pittsburgh, Nina sees possibility to improve the quality of life in small and grand ways. On today’s podcast, we discuss the 446 bridges, 700 steps and 3 rivers we navigate every day, but rarely give the consideration they deserve." - The Corps340
The Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF)'s The New Landscape Declaration: A Call to Action for the Twenty-First Century book is now available. The book features 32 “Declarations” written for LAF’s 2016 Summit on Landscape Architecture and the Future, including Nina Chase's "Experimental Landscapes: The Power of the Prototype." The book is available in hardcover and ebook form through online retailers, including Powell’s, Indie Bound, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon.
We are excited to see progress at Bow Market! Paving, steps, walls, and trees will soon transform this public courtyard for the market. Stay tuned for updates and an official Market opening in the Spring!
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