1. Just How Much Neighborhood Transformation Can You Get From An Art Project?
(via The Atlantic Cities Blog) 

A new take on urban renewal: Dutch art duo Haas and Hahn do large-scale art projects in the favelas (slums) of Rio de Janeiro in an effort to help revitalize struggling neighborhoods. 

Here they painted the facades of 34 homes in Santa Marta (above). They hope to expand to other favelas, subscribing to the belief that the vibrancy will stimulate the economy and create a sense of neighborhood pride.

Haas and Hahn teamed up with Philadelphia's Mural Arts program and implemented their colorful ideology in North Philly here. 

One of the artists, Dre Urhahn says, “The point is not to change the neighborhood, we don’t bring answers, we have to define questions and to start the conversation.” View in High-Res

    Just How Much Neighborhood Transformation Can You Get From An Art Project?

    (via The Atlantic Cities Blog)

    A new take on urban renewal: Dutch art duo Haas and Hahn do large-scale art projects in the favelas (slums) of Rio de Janeiro in an effort to help revitalize struggling neighborhoods.

    Here they painted the facades of 34 homes in Santa Marta (above). They hope to expand to other favelas, subscribing to the belief that the vibrancy will stimulate the economy and create a sense of neighborhood pride.

    Haas and Hahn teamed up with Philadelphia's Mural Arts program and implemented their colorful ideology in North Philly here.

    One of the artists, Dre Urhahn says, “The point is not to change the neighborhood, we don’t bring answers, we have to define questions and to start the conversation.”

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  1. This gallery of what some of our cities looked like 100 years ago will make you stop and think about time — how it passes and how, while it passes, urban landscapes change. A lot. Who knew? Above, our fair city of Philadelphia. View in High-Res

    This gallery of what some of our cities looked like 100 years ago will make you stop and think about time — how it passes and how, while it passes, urban landscapes change. A lot. Who knew? Above, our fair city of Philadelphia.

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Live Fridays From XPN: The Archives

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    Live Fridays From XPN: The Archives

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  1. Posted on 23 August, 2011

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via USGS

We just ran out of our studio. The station was shaking! View in High-Res

    sonicbloom11:

    via USGS

    We just ran out of our studio. The station was shaking!

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  1. From WXPN: Songs in the Key of Philly View in High-Res

    From WXPN: Songs in the Key of Philly

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  1. If you live in the Philly area and you’re a member of WHYY, you can come see Terry share some of her favorite Fresh Air moments on February 23. Ticket info here.

    If you live in the Philly area and you’re a member of WHYY, you can come see Terry share some of her favorite Fresh Air moments on February 23. Ticket info here.

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