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Responding to A12: DTM public art prize draws entries from around the world

After the events of August 12 last year, Bushman Dreyfus Architects sought to address the idea of monuments and memorials in contemporary civic life by creating the BDA Prize design and ideas competition, inviting architects, artists, and designers to come up with works of public art or architecture that would address some of the many…

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Park & Hide: Downtown parking meter program halted, but downtown parking problem remains

While many people and businesses are happy that the parking meter program downtown has been suspended, everyone seems to have forgotten why it was implemented in the first place: to reduce congestion downtown and make it easier to find a place to park. As a 2008 downtown parking study determined, parking availability wasn’t necessarily the…

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State Investigation of August 12 in Charlottesville cites miscommunication

From the State investigation into the events of August 12: “…James W. Baker, a consultant with the International Association of Chiefs of Police who led the review, said state police and local police each had their own response plans, which should have been unified before the event. Baker said that despite collaboration and meetings in…

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Unmasking the Illusion: is Charlottesville finally “woke” when it comes to discussing race and history?

Newly elected Charlottesville City Councilor Nikuyah Walker’s campaign slogan “Unmasking the Illusion,” no matter what you think of it, was a brilliant one, an antidote to “Make America Great Again” if ever there was one. When it has come to discussing race and history in Charlottesville, the tendency has always been to intellectualize it, to…

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