Monday, September 27, 2010

Drought to continue in #Louisville

The drought conditions that cover nearly half of Kentucky and the southern half of Indiana will persist for some time according to the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center.  The news release for Kentucky can be found here:

Level 1 Drought Declared in 27 Counties in Western and Central Kentucky

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Race and ethnicity: Louisville

Eric Fisher has made a series of city-wide maps showing the distribution of race/ethnicity.

Louisville has a few neighborhoods that are diverse, but we still struggle with old geographical stereotypes.

What is the most racially diverse part of Louisville?: Americana Apartments!

Here is the blog post that covers the beauty of the maps.

For more on your city, you can find them at Eric’s Photostream and then search for your city:

You can see Louisville’s map up close here:

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Olmsted Legacy

Frederick Law Olmsted left a legacy in many places across the whole US.  He is known for his inventive Central Park in New York City, but his work spans many decades and from HERE to THERE.  He developed the park system in Louisville where much of it is thriving yet today. 

A documentary on his life and work is coming to the screen.  Here is a trailer:

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Monday, September 13, 2010

New Louisville Google Earth imagery

New aerial photos of Louisville can be found using Google Earth.  I haven’t deduced exactly what day it was done, but I’m guessing June 2010 sometime.  The imagery and terrain is very detailed.  Go to the link below to download the program and travel the world!

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Tuesday, September 07, 2010

JJ Grey's inspiring #landscape

Funky Southern Swamp Rock.

If you’ve not heard of JJ Grey and Mofro, you will.  JJ is an artist from Florida where his music comes from his connection “to this dirt – to this place – to all these things around here… It's one of those places that ain't been tore out and changed and made into something," says JJ as he paddles along Cross Creek.  "Somebody didn't come in and bulldoze it, put in a botanical garden. It's already beautiful."

Come see a mini-documentary of the music, his songwriting, and the landscape that inspires him.

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