The Dirt: Uniting the Built & Natural Environments American Society of Landscape Architects
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The Dirt: Uniting the Built & Natural Environments American Society of Landscape Architects

Public Art Ambassador shares information with visitors to the public artwork "LOVE" by Robert Indiana
Public Art Ambassador shares information with visitors about the public artwork “LOVE” by Robert Indiana. Photo Caitlin Martin © 2010 for Association for Public Art

The Dirt: Uniting the Built & Natural Environments American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

(10/15/12)

The Association for Public Art’s Executive Director Penny Balkin Bach and Trustee Susan Weiler are quoted in recent post on the ASLA’s Dirt blog.

The post also cites The Knight Foundation’s Soul of the Community Initiative, which surveyed some 43,000 people in 43 cities and found that “social offerings, openness and welcome-ness,” and, importantly, the “aesthetics of a place – its art, parks, and green spaces,” ranked higher than education, safety, and the local economy as a “driver of attachment.”

Read the post here

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Artwork

OPEN AIR

(2012)

by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (1967 - )

Benjamin Franklin Parkway between 21st and 24th Streets

Inspired by Philadelphia’s rich tradition of democracy and respect for free speech, “OPEN AIR” transformed Philadelphia’s night sky with 24 powerful robotic searchlights that were directed by participants’ voices and GPS locations.

Artwork

Cowboy

(1908)

by Frederic Remington (1861 - 1909)

Kelly Drive north of Girard Avenue Bridge

Intrigued by the interaction of the cowboy and his horse, Frederic Remington found inspiration in the roughriders of the American West.

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