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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

I Want This In My Town

Candy Chang is an urban planner who is clearly and utterly a genius! Check this out.


In her New Orleans neighborhood, she developed a concept that brought the dreams of a community into one moving piece of art. It's called the "Before I Die" project and has spread to various cities throughout the world as well.


Basically what it is is a giant chalkboard developed on the side of a run-down building. Here, chalk paint was plastered on the run-down and make-shift boards, and white spray paint left blanks for citizens to fill. With dreams of hope, this particular city filled the board within a day.


Of course, it has to be approved! :)


I had to laugh at the "Meet Justin Bieber" on the bottom there. :) But everyone has dreams...


And now you can make a difference too! Check it out! http://civiccenter.cc/the-before-i-die-toolkit/

And please check out Candy's website as well. http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/198bOF/candychang.com/before-i-die-in-nola/

I hope you were inspired by this! The urban planner in me sure was! :)

'Til next time!

1 comment:

  1. Whoa that is SO COOL!!!! Thanks for sharing. :)

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