$100 Million Velodrome Proposed For FDR Park

 

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Welcome to the Velodrome | rendering: Sheward Partnership

  • This Saturday Awbury Arboretum will unveil a two-month art exhibit that is meant to draw visitors to the Mount Airy space, says NewsWorks, by invoking thoughts of a barren sylvan setting intermixed with striking examples of crimson coverings.“We were seeing things from an artist perspective, form and shape, that [arboretum staffers] were also seeing, but in a totally different, ecological way,” said artist Carole Loeffler of the process.
  • Jared Brey over at Plan Philly highlights the new Know Your Neighborhood tool. The data mapping site, part of the Community Sustainability Initiative, will provide information and geographical rankings to City Council, aiding their budget and policy decisions by providing “key quality-of-life indices, such as public safety, housing demand and housing stability, access to education, and proximity to neighborhood amenities”.
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