Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Links for more information on homelessness in Lexington (posted by Philip Blair, Nick Wilson, and Kelsey Stinson)
• The Face of the Homeless is an awareness campaign in Lexington that
educates Lexington about homelessness in hopes to make the city more
concerned and aware of the problem.
• This is a video we found on YouTube featuring homelessness and mental
illness in Lexington. It’s only a few minutes long so it won’t take up much of
your time…and I guarantee it will be worth it.
• Provided by the Institute for Children, Poverty, & Homelessness, this website
depicts the surprising numbers of the homeless in several of the bigger cities
in Kentucky- Lexington one of them. It is more based on raw numbers and
seems emotionless, but only because its goal it to inform, not sympathize.
• Lexington homeless voice is a Catholic organization dedicated to voicing the
opinions and concerns of the homeless in Lexington. They host bi-weekly
meetings for people to gather and “be heard and know that their thoughts
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012
Sunday, October 28, 2012
A nice Washington Post article on Lexington's Cheapside Park: "Blue grass, roving minstrels, fiery potions, peanut-butter breezes, dancing zombies, symbol-encrusted loaves of bread: This is either a hallucination or a day in the park. Specifically, Cheapside Park, the public square in Lexington, Ky."
See also a June article in Urban Times that celebrates the Square as an example of urban sustainability:
"Welcome to Cheapside Park, the public square of Lexington, Kentucky, the kind of authentic “third space” that today’s urban planners cite as essential for any city that hopes to thrive. It’s certainly a good place to sense the collective character of a townspeople, and in Lexington, that character is enough to make one want to visit again, and even live here. These folks embody the state credo of Kentucky Proud and suggest a spin-off, Lexington Happy."
Friday, October 26, 2012
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Those with last names that start between A and L will be meeting Nate and Jim Embry at The Winburn Community Garden (1139 Winburn Drive). More information about Jim can be found at the garden's website as well as the website for the Sustainable Communities Network. Those with last names that start between M and Z will be meeting Rosie and Rebecca Glasscock at Peace Meal Gardens (on the BCTC-Leestown Campus). More information about the garden can be found on the website for the Peace and Justice Coalition of BCTC. Both site visits will focus on activism around food issues in Lexington.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Monday, October 1, 2012
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
here. Join us for Stan Harvey’s talk about the Rupp Arena Arts & Entertainment District and the Town Branch Commons October 2nd from 7-8 a.m. at the Berea Room in the Lexington Convention Center This event is free and open to the public. Donuts and coffee will be provided. LexRevealed is a breakfast series organized by The Fayette Alliance to showcase important leaders and places in Lexington; educate the public about the value and importance of the diverse industries, business, and projects happening in our dynamic county; and provide a unique opportunity to interact with the leaders of our community. The Fayette Alliance is a coalition of citizens dedicated to achieving sustainable growth through land use advocacy, education and promotion. The LexRevealed series is an opportunity to interact with some of our key supporters and community partners, folks who help make our vision for a dynamic city balanced with vibrant and productive farmland a reality.
article about the possible resurfacing of Town Branch Creek. This is connected a lot of the issues we've been talking about in class, most specifically the Rupp Arena Arts & Entertainment District, but its also connected to broader questions about urban redevelopment and the natural environment. Town Branch creek is also the inspiration for the first bourbon distillery to open in Lexington in about 100 years. Article here.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Friday, September 21, 2012
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The Kentucky Theater is a historic theater located downtown, which shows movies, hosts concerts, and even shows basketball games. Its a Lexington gem. More information about the fundraising campaign here about the theater here.