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Backgrounder: Eco-friendly Philadelphia
Philadelphia’s bike-share program, to begin in spring 2015, is just the latest news in the city’s eco-friendly efforts. Long a pioneer in the environmental movement, Philadelphia is attracting increasing global attention for efforts to become a leader in urban sustainability. Attractions, organizations and the city itself hold prestigious designations, including a major award from the Environmental Protection Agency. Not to be outdone, the region’s service amenities and modes of transportation are also advancing the green revolution.
Here’s a look at Philadelphia’s green cred:
- The Clean Air Council’s 5K Run for Clean Air is Philadelphia’s largest Earth Day celebration.
Philadelphia Marks Its Modernist—And French—Moment
The Léger: Modern Art and the Metropolis exhibition opens on October 14, 2013 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA)—its only American showing—and visitors to the exhibition are encouraged to explore the metropolis of Philadelphia and its many modernist and French connections. The exhibit, which runs through January 4, 2014, includes 160 works, centered on Léger’s post-Cubist masterpiece The City (1919), as well as pieces by other renowned artists of the period such as Mondrian, Cassandre and van Doesburg. Outside the PMA, visitors can turn their attention to the region’s many French cultural, gastronomic and architectural influences of the...
Philadelphia Marks 100th Anniversary Of Frank Furness' Death With Four-Month Celebration Of Architect's Life
To mark the 100-year anniversary of famed Philadelphia architect Frank Furness’ death, museums and institutions throughout the city are debuting special exhibitions and events that document many aspects of the visionary architect’s life and career. All part of Revolutionary Philly: Making Buildings Out of His Head, the four-month celebration focuses on Furness’ accomplishments, his influence on other architects, his role in shaping Philadelphia’s streetscapes and his vision behind the design of more than 600 buildings around the nation. Fans of Furness can also admire the architect’s work at some of his landmark buildings still in use throughout Philadelphia and The...
This is a DesignPhiladelphia press release.
It’s a banner year for DesignPhiladelphia (DP), the festival that spotlights all things design from architecture to interior design, fashion to product design, textile to graphic design. With over 90 events, DesignPhiladelphia is the largest event of its kind in America. From Thursday, October 16th thru Wednesday, October 22nd – in conjunction with National DesignWeek – boutiques, galleries, design studios, cultural institutions, universities, warehouses and city streets become platforms for the creative energy soaring throughout Philadelphia.
DesignPhiladelphia champions emerging talent reflective of Philadelphia’s diverse design influences while giving the established design leaders...