The Southeast continues to grow, but is it quality economic growth?. The Southeast continues to attract a large number of jobs from states in the Northeast, Midwest and West Coast. But it turns out that these jobs tend to be lower paying and lower-skilled jobs than those that are remaining and growing in those other [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: The Southeast continues to grow, but is it quality economic growth?
City neighborhoods with the most single men, women. Single men and women are often in a quest to find other single men and women. The quest leads people to debate which cities are best for singles, but what is the truth behind the rhetoric, and how do you think Cincinnati stacks up? More from Atlantic [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: City neighborhoods with the most single men, women
More than $64.3B to be invested in North American rail transit in 2013. As the migration of people from the suburbs back to cities continues, so does the investment in urban forms of transport. A modern streetcar route is currently under construction in Cincinnati, and bus rapid transit, light rail and commuter rail is all [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: More than $64.3B to be invested in North American rail transit in 2013
Cincinnati 2012: how lovely to end the year with a time lapse showing downtown, Over-the-Rhine and much more. How to Have Your Heart Broken Every Year: on the perils of gardening in Over-the-Rhine. Paige’s Favorite Things: wow, we’re in a … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Elsewhere
The people want the parks, and lots of ‘em. In no surprise to anyone, it turns out that people like to live near parks and that they want lots of parks from which to choose. Well then, which cities invest the most and have the best park options for their current and potential residents? Not [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: The people want the parks, and lots of ‘em
Portland, OR-based Matte Stephens is sort of the love child of Georges Damin and Mark Coomer, with a hint of Nicholas Takis and a touch of Jim Flora in the mix, sprinkled with a garnish of early Charley Harper. His gouache paintings are very much rooted in the forms and colors of the middle of [...] . . . → Read More: Visualingual: The Art of Matte Stephens
The passage of Proposition A, C and Measure R will remake the landscape of Los Angeles over the coming decades. Could a rail transit tax result in similar outcomes for Cincinnati? UrbanCincy’s Jake Mecklenborg travels to LA to find out. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Looking to LA: Could a Rail Transit Tax Transform Cincinnati?
Will Cincinnati be left behind in the latest passenger rail station boom?. Inter-city rail is also booming as Amtrak experiences record ridership numbers, and is beginning to implement the first phases of the nation’s planned high-speed rail network. Cincinnati’s Union Terminal, however, sits waiting investment to allow additional passenger rail service. Meanwhile, throughout the rest [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Will Cincinnati be left behind in the latest passenger rail station boom?
Close to Columbus: Over-the-Rhine: Columbus Underground checks out OTR! my3CDC: Taking Back the Center City!: a response to 3CDC. A New Park in LA Takes the City Back to Its Natural Roots: transforming an old bus yard into the city’s largest urban wetland. It’s Not a Fairytale: Seattle to Build Nation’s First Food Forest: just [...] . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Elsewhere
Seattle-born, Brooklyn-based Dan Funderburgh is an artist, illustrator and designer whose pattern work fuses traditional tropes with unusual elements, like this Central Park-inspired damask wallpaper for Flavor Paper. Chinatown toile [reminiscent of the Harlem toile by Sheila Bridges and Glasgow toile by Timorous Beasties]: Farmer’s Market wallpaper: An illustration for Dwell magazine: For Brooks England, [...] . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Urban Patterns by Dan Funderburgh
Here are my favorite blog posts of 2009. The year started with our trip to San Francisco [actually, we returned from it on New Year's Day]. One of my favorite finds there was the beautiful tile at Everett Middle School, pictured above. The Coit Tower murals were amazing to see again, this time on a [...] . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Looking Back: Best VL Posts of 2009
Holiday Gift Guide: Goody Two-Shoes: our seed bombs in Foam Magazine. Vine Street Circa 1973: courtesy of Fuck Yeah Cincinnati. Mercer Commons Design Gets Thumbs Down: the struggle to add appropriate infill to the historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood in Cincinnati. What’s Your State Good at?: Ohio “currently ranks first in the production of Swiss cheese.” Who [...] . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Elsewhere
Our two-person Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati studio spends a lot of time on seed bomb production, but we recently had a cool opportunity to design a custom pouch for the Sheraton Seattle Hotel. It was a quick, fun project. We produced 200 seed bomb pouches in two different colors, and we’re really looking forward to more custom [...] . . . → Read More: Visualingual: VisuaLingual Seed Bombs for the Sheraton Seattle Hotel