Posts Tagged ‘uptown Phoenix’

July 18, 2011

Phoenix’s Need for New Public Squares

by: Will Novak

Tweet Today’s post is by contributing writer Will Novak: Phoenix’s park system is something of an enigma: part of it is breathtakingly wonderful, the other part embarrassing. The City’s desert and mountain preserve system is world class and a jewel all Phoenicians should be proud of.  However, Phoenix’s “traditional” parks and squares are poorly designed and often don’t even exist where you’d expect to find them. Phoenix has four areas that are either urban or semi-urban (Downtown, Midtown, Uptown & Biltmore), and not a single one of them has a well-designed urban park at their heart. In order for each…

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October 27, 2010

A Design Review of Lola on Central

by: Taz Loomans

Tweet Have you been to Lola Coffee on Central?  I usually go there for meetings because it’s quieter than a lot of other coffee shops.  The design of the space has never struck me as very special because there is a certain intimacy that’s missing from it.  But today, when I took a closer look, I discovered that there are some cool design elements in the coffee shop.  Just as a clarification, there is a Lola in Downtown, on Roosevelt and 4th Ave.  Now that Lola has achieved the intimacy and richness that Lola on Central is missing, but I…

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