December, 2016

Summer 2017: Asking some big questions

By Jamie Levine Daniel and Suzann Lupton, School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI Creative placemaking refers to a collaborative process we can use to help shape public spaces in order to maximize shared value. More than just promoting better urban design, creative placemaking facilitates creative patterns of use, paying particular attention to the […]

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Bouquets make a difference

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors At Random Acts of Flowers (RAF), recipients of the arrangements are touched and surprised. “The calls we get from these recipients, they just make you weep because you know what that arrangement looked like. You know it was not a big extravagant bouquet, it was a tiny little happy, […]

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The healing power of flowers

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors Over the ages, flowers have taken on symbolic meanings. Ancient Greeks, Romans, Egyptians and Chinese refer to the use of flowers in their stories and myths. The Greeks considered flowers to be of particularly high importance and associated them with the gods. But the language of flowers, floriography, can […]

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