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Rebar’s John Bela was recently in DC to be part of a session organized by the National Endownment for the Arts (NEA), City Parks Alliance, National Capital Planning Commission, and Trust for the National Mall at the National Archives. Jason Shupbach, NEA Director of Design, moderated the panel and led a discussion about new exciting models that can guide the future of public space, including ”evolutionary parks,” which are older spaces that have creatively adapted to new uses, and “revolutionary parks” like parklets, which dramatically diverge from what’s been created before.

Panelists included Tupper Thomas, former administrator of Prospect Park, and  Theaster Gates, an artist and cultural planner. See press and video link below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VE6OeVsrj5s

ASLA The Dirt

The Future of Public Space: Evolution and Revolution

http://dirt.asla.org/2012/01/12/the-future-of-public-space-evolution-and-revolution/

Greater Greater Washington

Designers try to keep the Mall “grand and personal”

http://greatergreaterwashington.org/post/13364/designers-try-to-keep-the-mall-grand-and-personal/

Written by John

February 13th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

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