Wednesday, September 26, 2012


For those who get up really early and like free breakfast, there is a talk on October 2 about the Rupp Arena Arts & Entertainment District and the plans to unearth Town Branch Creek. Details 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.

NYT article on downtown redevelopment and highways in Louisville

Admittedly not about Lexington, but an interesting article about the challenges of accommodating cars in cities. We'll return to some of these themes when we talk about public transportation later on in the semester. I would be interested to know how many students of this course value walkability or pedestrian access as an important part of where they eventually want to live. Article here.

Town Branch Creek

Lexington herald leader 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.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Fund drive launched for Kentucky Theater's 90th birthday

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.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Lexington Herald Leader on the new downtown mural, which it calls "a mixture of urban graffiti, shock value and high artistic skill. Link is available here. More here.