My weekly fix - week #3

And another dose of urbanity...

Are you ready for CNU22: The Resilient Community? This is nothing short of the most amazing global meet-up of urbanists and planners to ever hit the streets of Buffalo, NY. Check out CNU NextGen on Facebook to stay current with the conference's cool side. Come on down to The Hotel @ Lafayette from June 4-8th for random meet-ups and beers with conference participants. Here's the complete CNU22 schedule.

NPR ran a story from Philadelphia over the weekend: In a Nod to History: A crumbling Philly row house gets a funeral. The Dufala Brothers, Steven and Billy are Philadelphia-based artists organized the event on the eve of the 140 year old brick row house's demolition.

Al Jazeera reporter Sarah Kendzoir writes about gentrification in the The Peril of Hipster Economics that uses a public art project - part of the amazingly successful Philadelphia Mural Arts Project - as a point of departure. Kendzoir's article was widely circulated on Facebook and hipster hating blogs and was neatly picked apart by Anthony Dursi at The Huffington Post in A Celebration of Hipster Economics.

Photographer Christoph Gielen work appeared on the PBS Newshour Artbeat this week, here. His aerial land use photographs are called "Ciphers" and are waiting to be deciphered. This is some really gorgeous work.

Finally, plan on attending the New Urbanism Film Festival Friday evening June 6, 7pm at The Hotel @ Lafayette. The festival is also on Facebook.

Related:  Week #1, Week #2

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