January 21, 2006

Think about the local, act in the local

Note: This post was edited on Jan. 20, 2007. Hotlinked image(s) were removed. Follow the link(s) to the image location(s). I am subscriber to Metropolis, a magazine on architecture, culture, and design. The January 2006 issue features "14 Design Visionaries" ranging from Ada Louise Huxtable, NYC-based architecture critic to Jonathan Ive, head product designer at Apple. Of the 14 visionaries recognized by Metropolis, I think three are really thinking about the local and acting in the local. *Majora Carter, founder, Sustainable South Bronx, NY Sustainable South Bronx is a community-based sustainable development organization. Projects include the Hunts Point Farmers Market, the greening of Hunts Point Riverside Park, the South Bronx Ecological Restoration Training Program, and the Green the Ghetto Toxic Tour. http://www.ssbx.org/ *Jan Perry, councilwoman, Los Angeles Fortunately Metropolis honoured Jan Perry because I have not found much online. One of the councilwoman's projects, the first South L.A. farmers market, is funded by revenue generated from the Downtown Arts District. *Jaime Lerner, architect, Curitiba (Brazil) Tube station; Source: http://www.uia-architectes.org/ Bus station (Curitiba, Brazil); Source: http://www.uia-architectes.org/

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