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Chiara Lubich Reformulated for Public Libraries

“And the answer to the learning vocation is above all an act of brotherhood. Indeed, one does not enter this field only to solve a problem, but if it acts on behalf of the interest of the community, wishing her … Continue reading

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Roots of My Urbanology (II.)

Totem For Lakewood; 2010 S.Calhoun II. Roots of (My) Urbanology (part two of three parts) In 1972, my mother suggested that I might find Lewis Mumford interesting. Although I was mostly concerned with–in 1972–squeezing through various doors of perception, I … Continue reading

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On the Borders

I always marveled at the bricks and mortar book business, and could do so from inside a great American independent book store, The Vermont Book Shop in Middlebury, Vermont, (at which I steered its music department for almost ten years, … Continue reading

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The Untamed Monad in the Happy World

But if the “root” and possibility of Declaration always goes back to the topology of Being itself, what fundamentally Declaration “sees” that authorizes its hazarding concrete steps toward the possibility field it originates and seeks to get underway, is in … Continue reading

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The Sting And its Habitus

The election September 7, in northeastern Ohio, “NEO,” marked a dramatic turning point in the region’s model for self-governance. A new county charter was passed in 2009. It was a rush job, and its opponents either argued to retain the … Continue reading

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Open eyes and own the civic space

Term it the Observer Paradigm. It’s multiplying. Fathership: Lakewood Observer Lakewood, Ohio Progeny: The Heights Observer Cleveland & University Heights, ohio Parma Observer Parma, Ohio Collinwood Observer Collinwood in Cleveland, Ohio Euclid Observer Euclid, Ohio soon (?) University Circle Observer, … Continue reading

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Water Music

The Dubai Fountain – Baba Yetu The Dubai Fountain – Bassbor Al Fourgakom The Dubai Fountain – – Bijan Mortazavi (Burj Khalifa Tower, Dubai) hat tip to NETBROS, Metafilter

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Abstract Steel

Anish Kapoor’s London Tower is posed as the centerpiece of not only London’s Olympic Park, but of London itself. From the Guardian.UK, is something about the artist’s inspiration in his own words, Kapoor said one of his references was the … Continue reading

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Cha-ching & ‘who were they?’

It was great to see paper ballots being used at my local voting place. This is even better than the punch-the-chad method. Sometimes the ancient technology is the least troublesome. In Cuyahoga County there came to collide in this election … Continue reading

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Urban Integralism

(moved from -pages-) excerpted from Integral Urbanism by Nan Ellin. Originally posted on February 6, 2009. (from the Introduction) In Western society, generally, we are witnessing a gradual reorientation toward valuing slowness, simplicity, sincerity, spirituality, and sustainability in an attempt … Continue reading

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Space, The Final Frontier

(click for large windowbox version) If I reflect upon phenomenologists about town…well, there aren’t many of us. Anyhowsa, Frank M. Mills is one of the few. In the past few days, he’s melded his family of web media locations into … Continue reading

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Sustainability, Systems Awareness, Eros

There are times when I compel myself to withhold an astringent critique. If I’m on the ball, I can figure out how to render a sweeter critique delicately, when the circumstances call for this. Tonight presented such an occasion. After … Continue reading

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The March of Capital

The Cleveland Heights Observer celebrated its first anniversary at the annual meeting of its sponsor (?) Future Heights. The journalist Charles Michener’s presentation was featured. It’s interesting to compare the Heights Observer with The Lakewood Observer. After listening to several … Continue reading

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WALK YOUR WALK

Walk Score allows one to plug in a street address and quickly learn how walkable is the neighborhood the address is located within. I plugged in my own Shaker Heights address and it received a 65 score. This rates as … Continue reading

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AUTHENT-I-CITY

I’m reading a new book Integral Urbanism by Nan Ellin. I’ve copied out the text laid over graphics here because it crystalizes something of my own perspective. Also, although her conception of ‘integral’ owes something to Ken Wilber, in the … Continue reading

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OBSERVING THE OBSERVER – NOT!

On December 16, The Uncertain Future of News, (WCPN Stream,) joined host Dan Malthrop with Lauren Rich Fine ContentNext, Kent State University and Ted Gup Case Western Reserve University to discuss the imploding old print newspaper media. The discussion was … Continue reading

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LIT UP STORY

November 25th I sat at a table of participants I had just met, and then collaborated to create a vision for Cleveland’s sustainable future. In collaborating together and imagining together a middle ground where we fruitfully share our different interests, … Continue reading

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EXODUS?

High gas prices threaten to drain small towns’ populations By DONALD BRADLEY The Kansas City Star The expected exodus from small towns, said Don Macke, a widely considered authority on rural economics and head of the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship … Continue reading

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RETURN OF THE RING

Reposted. New York Times today: Rethinking the Country Life As Energy Costs Rise Though Mr. Boyle finds city life unappealing, it is now up for reconsideration. “Living closer in, in a smaller space, where you don’t have that commute,” he … Continue reading

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CIRCULATORY DYNAMIC

Gandy’s last paragraph trails a terrific, dare I suggest, essential, paper in urban Geo-Anthropology. Gandy is a Geographer. Under the twentieth-century discourses of scientific urbanism and technological modernism we find that the hydraulic conceptions of the modern city were extended … Continue reading

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