A giant water slide in the heart of Bristol, England is the brain child of artist Luke Jerram, previously known for his street pianos project. Some may recall that Grand Rapids, Michigan did a similar project in 2010 spearheaded by Rob Bliss, who went on to produce the famous Grand Rapids Lip Dub in 2011.
Here’s an example of taking matters into your own hands. DIY city making continues to expand as people become emboldened to make necessary changes in their own communities. Hopefully the official city makers take note that change can and will happen even without their support and permission. Cheers to those that break/bend the rules in
City Trends for 2013 – Part One: Positive Trends A few weeks ago I was speaking at the New York Conference of Mayors. As part of the gig I was asked to partake in a panel discussion at the end of the event and the topic was urban trends we had been seeing over the
Today is the five year anniversary of the passing of Tony Wilson, the English TV & radio personality who was key figure in creating the Manchester music scene in the late 70’s through the 80’s and beyond. (Check out the 2002 movie “24 Hour Party People” for a semi-autobiographical portrayal of Wilson and the Manchester
In May we conducted the Loving the Circle City workshop for the young professional associations of Indianapolis. Over 150 participants came up with many great ideas and insights into their community. Below is the time lapse of the visual recording done by Michelle Royal.