I’ve got two great projects to share with you, both are related to sharing stories about rustbelt cities including Pittsburgh.
If you have been a regular reader of IheartPGH over the years, you have probably read a few of our posts about GLUE. GLUE stands for Great Lakes Urban Exchange – a project that was started by a Pittsburgher and a Detroiter (is there a Detroit equivalent to the word Pittsburgher?). I’ve been fortunate to attend many of the GLUE conferences, the most recent conference was held in September 2011 here in Pittsburgh. Through GLUE I have had the chance… Read the rest
One of the ideas that came out of the GLUE (Great Lakes Urban Exchange) Conference back in March (see my post about the conference here) was the idea for the I will Stay If campaign – the folks behind GLUE are using this as an opportunity to talk about why people want to live in these Great Lakes Cities.
The first party was held in Detroit over the summer – check out the article about the party here (more photos here).
Some of the folks who have come together to help plan the Pittsburgh I will Stay If party have… Read the rest
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I am in Milwaukee for the 2nd annual GLUE conference. GLUE stands for Great Lakes Urban Exchange – which is a project that was started 2 years ago by Pittsburgh’s Abby Wilson and Sarah Szurpicki of Detroit. The website GLUEspace.org has become a portal for anyone to share information about cities in the Great Lakes watershed. IheartPGH has been a fan of GLUE from the beginning (see the post from April 2008) and thanks to GLUE both great lakes city t-shirts from both IheartPGH and STL-Style made the New York Times last summer.
You can read more… Read the rest
Image via Wikipedia I first learned about the Sundae Market from Carrie who is one of the great creative folks behind the Imadeit Craft Markets (see past post on IheartPGH here) – I stopped by the Sundae Market last fall and it was a perfect sunny Sunday afternoon. The Sundae Markets have returned this year and there are 2 more left this fall. The Sundae Market folks have a new website – SundaeMarket.com – They have been busy organizing markets in some other great cities like Buffalo – definitly sounds like something the GLUE – Great Lakes Urban Exchange folks… Read the rest