Globe Dye Works has a nice updated website. And they put up a pic and a link for an architectural firm out of center city about the plans for their building. It looks, dare I say, awesome. According to DIGSAU, who list urbanism and enviornmental design as some of their specialties, plans are in the mix for landscaped roofs, walkable gardens and planted courtyards. I’m floored. I always thought the revolution would start along Frankford Ave. But is it starting here? I really feel out of my league even talking about this. But I am so happy to be able to report it.
This is the first time I have heard this term. For the old folks like me, it recalls the times past when people did not live and die for their cars. Now what was old is new and the circle has come round once again. Jon Campisi of the Nottheast brings us:
In her former life, Sandy Sorlien was an accomplished photographer who traveled the world and visually documented her encounters.
She also taught her art form of choice at various area colleges and universities, and even had a book published of her works.
Then Hurricane Katrina hit. From that point on, everything changed for the Roxborough resident.
After seeing the devastation wrought by that natural disaster in August 2005, Sorlien’s interest turned from taking snapshots of communities to helping them change in another way.
Today, Sorlien is certified by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council as what is known as a Commonwealth Speaker, eligible to put on presentations throughout the state on her topic of expertise. For Sorlien, that subject is new urbanism.