I am absolutely humbled to be one of the ten recipients of the 2014 National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Architecture and landscape architecture are not generally considered as traditional humanities disciplines. Over the years I have learned that the ways that people live and organize their society are deeply embedded in the architecture and landscapes they create, whether classical or vernacular. The humanities provide essential content for sustainable and relevant design theory. I look forward to continuing to integrate humanities disciplines into landscape architecture and architecture in as many creative ways as possible.

HBTSA – 9.3: Hobson City, AL Heritage Bike Ride

Bike riders stop for a history lesson from Mrs. Willie Maude Atkinson (center)
Bike riders stop for a history lesson from Mrs. Willie Maude Atkinson (center)

The Town of Hobson City, Alabama held its first 10K (6.2 miles) recreational bicycle ride two weeks ago (August 15). Atlanta based Bicycle Ride Across Georgia Dream Team Club (BRAG), the Metro Atlanta Cycling Club (MACC), and the Calhoun County Emergency Management Agency donated twenty two new and refurbished bicycles and a stationary training bike to the new Hobson City Youth Bicycle Club. Bicycle safety accessories and additional assistance was provided by Fun Wheels, Wigs Wheels, Oxford Lumber, Fly/Hunt, Curtis Strong & D85G, and Triangle Bikeworks. Contact the Town of Hobson City (256-831-4940 ) for 2016                                                                                                                   Heritage Ride plans.

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