Thursday, March 11, 2010

International Public Relations Research Conference 2010

I'm spending four days in Coral Gables at the International Public Relations Research Conference, co-sponsored by the Institute for Public Relations Research and Education (IPR) and the University of Miami. Lots of interesting work being done at PR/communications academic programs. Not enough of it is getting through to the practitioners. IPR is doing a great job in trying to be that bridge between the academics and the practitioners, but there's a long way to go. Check out Twitter #iprrc2010.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

What to buy in Brooklyn -- OK -- and what does it also imply?

This article in The New Yorker, March 8, 2010 is a great exploration of a dynamic neighborhood -- socially, physically, culurally. Park Slope is the West Bank (that's a Paris analogy). I don't agree with all that Patrica Marx writes. But she's so right about the energy of culture/thinking that creates and changes landscape and urban physical and social space.

Chilean architect reflects on the earthquake

Sebastian Gray, professor of architecture at Universidad Catolica de Chile, has an insightful op-ed in The New York Times -- "Santiago Stands Firm."

Atlantic Yards update

Looks like a definitive milestone. Court decision allows eminent domain. Atlantic Yards says it will break ground.