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Syracuse Architectural Digest: Field of Dreams

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Shout out to the footballers from the North Side who have been waging epic battles in the lower part of Schiller Park for years. Thanks to Mayor Miner and Sen. Defrancisco, they will get a new field soon.

Portraits de Villes

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Rev. LeRoy Glenn Wright, Civil Rights icon and Freedom Rider

Week in Review

Sunday, September 24th, 2017
The Inner Harbor was buzzing with activity today as part of the World Canals Conference happening in Syracuse this week.

The Inner Harbor was buzzing with activity today as part of the World Canals Conference happening in Syracuse this week.

Throwback Thursday

Thursday, August 10th, 2017
Before she was elected, Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney visited Old School Sunday with Dr. Rick Wright (Power 620 AM)

Before she was elected, Onondaga County Executive, Joanie Mahoney visited Old School Sunday with Dr. Rick Wright (Power 620 AM). She was running for mayor during this particular visit.

Mobility Options

Monday, August 7th, 2017

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Leading a next generation city takes great responsibility. A metro of the future has no democratic streets, libertarian
traffic lights, or republican parks. We must remain optimistic. On a recent visit to Pittsburgh we saw how the former steel fortress has morphed into a smart town. If they can use eds/meds and a high quality of life to attract @google @uber and @amazon to their region, why can’t we. It takes more propulsion and less resistance. We are entering a new intersection for @syracuse1848, and tech acceleration (or
living by algorithms) wont save us. We look forward to seeing fresh new policies on fostering economic inclusion and opportunity, immigration, youth engagement (and retention) as well as a plan to advance neighborhoods. @walshformayor @chris4cuse @davis4mayor @juanitaformayor #watercoolertalk #optimism #makersandbreakers #forcasting #paradigmshift #environmentvexpectations #ifmayorsruledtheworld #onondagalake #hovertowork #aletterfromthefuture #turnthecorner #buildcommunitycapacity #mobilityoptions

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Week in Review

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017
Rasheada Caldwell, mother of recent gun violence victim Rasheed Baker, spoke at an event for Parks & Recreation on Friday.

Rasheada Caldwell, mother of recent gun violence victim Rasheed Baker, spoke at an event for Parks & Recreation on Friday. She was joined on stage by Commissioner Lazarus Sims (left).

The People’s Town Hall

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
Outside the Rep. Katko forum at Onondaga Community College

Outside the Rep. Katko forum at Onondaga Community College

Say A Little Prayer for Me

Thursday, May 4th, 2017
National Day of Prayer, Downtown Syracuse

National Day of Prayer, Downtown Syracuse

Redefine America/Revive Democracy

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017
“In order to change the world all one has to do is change their mind.”
–Khalid Bey

 

Syracuse Common Councilor Khalid Bey

Syracuse Common Councilor Khalid Bey (center) answers an audience member during Sunday’s political forum. He is seated with professors Osama Khalil of the Maxwell School (left) and Steven Pike of Newhouse.

On Sunday, Syracuse University’s Multicultural Empowerment Network convened a panel discussion on Sunday to discuss salient political issues such as immigration, health care, media representation and the current state of democracy.

Panelists for the event included Bea González, vice president of community engagement at Syracuse University; Syracuse City Councilor Khalid Bey; Osamah Khalil, assistant professor of history in the Maxwell School; Clemmie Harris, former senior advisor for New York State Governor David Patterson; and Steven Pike, assistant professor of public relations in the Newhouse School and former member of the Department of State.

According to Bey, who currently represents the 4th district, the three most critical issues for local politics are education, healthcare and infrastructure.  And local government is where you draw strength, he said.

Syracuse Architectural Digest: Tactical Urbanist

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
Nate Hommel, urban designer

Nate Hommel, urban designer

Nate Hommel says that streets are public spaces. During a workshop and didactic session at Assumption Church, the Director of planning and design for University City District (UCD) told residents, students, and developers to hack, tinker, analyze and design to help transform spaces and help people love where they live. When you love where you live, he said, you start caring a lot more about things that go on and you become more involved.

Hommel is pictured at a the Freedom Garden on N. Townsend, which is a few stone throws away from where he was born (St. Joseph’s Hospital).

He is a graduate of SUNY ESF and has worked for UCD since 2012.