GOOD Ideas for Cities

GOOD Ideas for Cities taps creative problem solvers to tackle real urban challenges and present the solutions at live events across the country.”

First, I should start out by saying that I am a huge fan of Alissa Walker’s writing and have followed her blog Gelatobaby for years. I actually first heard about GOOD Ideas for Cities on her blog!

Last month Alissa and the GOOD team ventured to Portland, OR (which I cannot wait to visit in May!) for their first event in the series and had a great response – just read this post.

I strongly think that GOOD Ideas for Cities should come to Rochester, New York! What do you think fellow ROC residents? I just might have to e-mail Alissa, though I am sure she is swamped with requests to participate! What a great program idea.

image from Gelatobaby post


Street Journalism

Yep, another Twitter-related post!

I first shared the post, Join the Street Journalism movement by Alissa Walker (@gelatobaby), on Google+ and decided to share it here as well as I plan on joining the movement!

No, I do not consider myself a journalist. I am an artist who blogs. I have steadily started writing more (outside of school – ha!) largely because of this blog and since I started blogging almost six years ago I have always commented on local art-related events. I would like to see this blog continue to grow (it has grown so much in the last year!) and to do that I need to write more! I plan on using the Street Journalism movement as a motivator.

One of my favorite statements in the Street Journalism manifesto is: “We will keep our eyes open, our cameras focused, and our Twitter streams active.” YES!

Want to participate? Use the hashtag #streetjourno and get out there and pound the pavement! Personally, I spend far too much time in my car when I live within walking distance to so many local arts and cultural organizations. Follow me on Twitter while I join in on the movement.

screenshot above from Gelatobaby post