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Some news from around….

  • Pictures can say a thousand words, or show thousands of people. Cincinnati’s Indie Summer Series on Fountain Square is proving to be the hottest free ticket in town, and enlivening this central plaza. Urban Cincy’s Randy Simes tells us that the recent repositioning of the Tyler Davidson Fountain allowed for a larger contiguous space for these vents, and a revamp also included an improved stage area, improved sound equipment and a massive video board overlooking the square that features shots of the band and crowd during the performances.
  • ReadySetDC covers the 300 DC residents that gathered in Meridian Hill park in their “most breathable searsucker” for a Searsucker Social Ride from the park to the gardens of the Hillwood Estate. (Both Mary Foote Henderson, who helped establish Meridian Hill and Marjorie Merriweather Post, the benefactor of the Hillwood Estate would likely approve.)
  • Boston has a plan to improve connections to Rose Kennedy Greenway. (Boston Globe)
  • A city known for its choking traffic and lackluster public spaces, Cairo is looking to create car-free pedestrian areas in central city. (Egypt Today)
  • Kaid Benfield reviews Steve Mouzon’s new book Original Green, saying it “eloquently posits and expounds the proposition that environmentally responsible building and placemaking has more to learn from traditional culture and practices than from 21st-century ‘gizmo green’ technology.”

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