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Morning Links: Change the World

Trinidad a hot neighborhood? It's about time. [NBC]

Southeast Federal Center to look less stark soonish. [DCMud]

How to be energy-independent. [Streetsblog]

Metro trains to keep that human-driven feeling. [Examiner]

"Arts District" getting too expensive for art. [TBD]

St. Albans takes architecture honors. [RealEstateErama

St. Elizabeth funding gets cut in House budget, will likely be restored by Senate. [Post]

How to get the new tax commission right. [DCFPI]

How to improve town gown relations. [GGW]

If more bagels replaced burgers the world would be a better place. [WBJ]

Today on the market: No frills in Brookland.

  • http://urbanplacesandspaces.blogspot.com Richard Layman

    WRT the "arts district" I thought they were short sighted about not calling it an arts & design district, given the furniture and houseware stores, some of the design related businesses, etc.

    People in DC don't buy art, especially from living artists. Instead they go look at art by dead people, at the big museums.

    So that makes it hard to pay high rents...

  • arter

    ""Arts District" getting too expensive for art"
    that's the fundamental purpose of an arts district.

  • arter

    the dc arts scene is not just people going to museums. you're a bit correct to say that people don't buy art here. it is rare. but to suggest that the art people see is old stuff by dead people is incorrect. gallery shows here get a lot of traffic and are very popular.

  • http://urbanplacesandspaces.blogspot.com Richard Layman

    lots of traffic, very popular, but nobody buys. If you're an artist and nobody buys your work, by definition that's a problem.

    The fundamental purpose of an arts district btw isn't what you say it is, even if that happens.

    - http://urbanplacesandspaces.blogspot.com/2009/07/art-culture-districts-and.html

    You need to do some reading on arts-based revitalization, and get a better handle arts as production vs. arts as consumption. The cites in the blog entry are a good place to start.

  • arter

    It's cute the way you assume you have more experiences than others Richard. Thank you for telling me what I need.