Sprouting Possibilities: Cultivating hope with Creative Solutions

Sprouting Possibilities: Cultivating hope with Creative Solutions

Written by Sprouting Possibilities partner, laura c carlson My project partner, Moya, and I began Sprouting Possibilities with the understanding that collaboration is necessary for any successful ecosystem. In the face of today’s environmental issues, working together can help cultivate hope through creative solutions. How can we, as the initiators of climate change, act more Read more about Sprouting Possibilities: Cultivating hope with Creative Solutions[…]

Sprouting Possibilities: Beginnings

Sprouting Possibilities: Beginnings

Our last Urban Arboreta blog post described Sprouting Possibilities: a collaboration between artist laura c carlson and landscape architect Moya Sun. What brought this collaboration together? “Moya and I met in a graduate Fine Arts class at UPENN with professor Orkan Telhan. Telhan emphasized that we must dig into and challenge our own perspectives and Read more about Sprouting Possibilities: Beginnings[…]

Sprouting Possibilities at 49th and Parkside

Sprouting Possibilities is a response by an artist and landscape architect team to the shifting environmental conditions and the impact of climate change on native plants in the Philadelphia region. Artist laura c carlson and Landscape Architect Moya Sun have created a temporary piece that pays homage to nine species of native plants of Philadelphia: Read more about Sprouting Possibilities at 49th and Parkside[…]

Why design? Pt. 2

A few months ago, I wrote a blog post ahead of our Student Design Competition introducing the importance of design. This post (read it online) serves as a follow-up examining the need for site-specific ecological design at the Urban Arboreta sites. What makes for ‘great design’? Great or successful design does not exist in isolation: Read more about Why design? Pt. 2[…]

Urban Arboreta Shares Knight Cities Challenge Experience at PennPraxis Panel

On September 20th, 2016, the Urban Arboreta team, represented by Deenah Loeb, had the opportunity to participate in a panel of other Philadelphia Knight Cities Challenge winners hosted by PennPraxis. The panel was a great opportunity to share our progress and lessons learned over the past 12 months. Below is an excerpt from a blog post on Read more about Urban Arboreta Shares Knight Cities Challenge Experience at PennPraxis Panel[…]

Towards a Deeper Understanding of Urban Ecology

Towards a Deeper Understanding of Urban Ecology

“The city is both an outward form – expressed as spatial pattern – of housing, factories, streets, and parks and an inward pattern of life – expressed as processes – such as cycles of nature, rhythms, of work and play, rates of travel, rules of conduct, and so forth.” – The Baltimore School of Urban Read more about Towards a Deeper Understanding of Urban Ecology[…]