Photo by Diane Deaton-Street
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Photo by Diane Deaton-Street
(Diane Deaton-Street)

Congratulations to Barturtle and Michael for correctly identifying our last sidewalk photo as Shelby Street looking north towards Madison Street and the Phoenix Place apartments in the Phoenix Hill neighborhood. Thanks to Diane Deaton-Street for venturing out into the snow to bring us our latest sidewalk photo ready to be identified in the comments.

Local News

  • Editor of Architectural Record to talk at 21C Feb 17 (Facebook)
  • 21st Century Parks to hold forum Feb 16 (Biz First)
  • Downtown-centric mayoral debate to be held Feb 12 (Biz First)
  • Local group wants 15,000 backyard gardens in next 5 years (Lou H & I)
  • There’s a new book about Oldham County being released (Lou H & I)
  • Butchertown’s Church now has its own website (Official Site)
  • Kentucky Theater Marketplace on Fourth Street back in the news (C-J)
  • Derby Museum renovation moves along, renderings released (WFPL)
  • Steamboat museum surpasses $1 million in fundraising (Lou H & I)
  • The stopped Colgate Clock is right two times a day (C-J Letter)
  • More info revealed about the new Italian restaurant in Nulu (Mojo)
  • In wake of Shawnee wet-dry vote, another West End nabe could follow (Mojo)
  • Home sales in Louisville ahead of national average (Fox 41)
  • And a look at home sales numbers by neighborhood (Lou Homes)
  • Not-so-great statistics on race and education in Louisville (Ville-Voice, Russell)
  • Germantown now has a Facebook page (G-town S-burg)
  • Vernon Lanes has been a Butchertown hangout for 130 years (Historic B-town)
  • Historical marker to designate first mainland settlement in Lou (H & I)
  • Scrub-a-dub-dog in Cherokee Triangle is ‘dog gone’ (Whitewashed)

Transportation

  • How Louisville & the region stacks up in terms of biking and walking (CART)
  • Bicycling for Louisville needs your help to move their HQ by bike (CART)
  • Drivers can’t see bikes at night: Too little light or too much speed? (Bikeolounger)
  • A cartoon about the relentlessly late TARC buses (louisville.com)
  • Strategies for increasing transit ridership (Urbanophile)
  • Snow causes drivers in Copenhagen to drive at safer speeds (Copenhagenize)
  • Strange cars: a humvee turned into a horse drawn carriage (Inhabitat)
  • Serious road rage in the UK as a teen tries to kill a cop cyclist (TreeHugger)
  • Car sharing spikes 117% in North America between 2007-09 (GOOD)
  • NRDC Study shows link between car ownership and foreclosure rates (Hard Drive)
  • Proposed New York sidewalk shed canopies are all the rage (Art Daily via tipster)
  • A satirical proposal for modifications to highway signage (How We Drive)
  • Nice video on how transportation could change with High Speed Rail (Regional Plan)
  • And another video showing High Speed Rail around the world (Infrastructurist)

Everything Else

  • Cincy is getting excited about their own 21C (Urban Cincy)
  • Kentucky studying locations for potential nuclear power plants (C-J)
  • ‘Don’t you have a friend you could hook Kentucky up with?’ (McSweeney’s)
  • Video: how augmented reality could allow you to see through walls (Boing Boing)
  • Another video: how do earthquake shock dampeners work? (Boing Boing)
  • Obama cuts historic preservation programs to save $200M (Unbeige)
  • Photographer documents the way we use public spaces (Shareable via Twitter)
  • New technology could make home energy management fun (mocoloco)
  • Portland, Oregon planning 200-foot-tall green wall on Federal building (GOOD)
  • And a few flickr photos of the day here and here and here.
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