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Equity and Inclusion in Placemaking

As an intern at Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, there are so many new words to add to my vocabulary that I sometimes feel like I’m back in elementary school! One of these new words is placemaking, something that’s so central to KIB’s mission. This article from Project for Public Spaces, which I ran across in my ongoing quest for knowledge, was … Read more

Wheelbarrows: The Unsung Heroes of KIB

As I’ve sorted through hundreds of Keep Indianapolis Beautiful pictures from over the years, I’ve noticed a common thread: Wheelbarrows. These one wheeled, two legged beauties are everywhere in project photos, carrying shovels, flowers, and dirt. Here’s a look back at some of the wheelbarrows of KIB. Here’s a KIB Wheelbarrow assisting with a flower giveaway for our Adopt – … Read more

Don’t be in the Dark, Learn how to ID trees by their Bark!

After our recent cold snap, you may be itching to get back outside and stretch your legs. As the temperatures rise and the days get a little bit longer, the outdoors become more inviting. A hike in the woods is a great way to stave off the winter blues, and if you’re a tree nerd like I am, winter hikes … Read more

Ryan Larcom

Occupation/Company/Organization/Position: Director, Strategy & Innovation at High Alpha What neighborhood do you live in? Old Northside What is the most inspiring place in Indianapolis? The visitor’s shelter at the IMA’s Hundred Acres—I love the gentle juxtaposition of a structure amidst the trees.  I find hiking in the woods so peaceful & I’m so grateful that our city has such beautiful … Read more

Kumari Ratnayake

Occupation/Company/Organization/Position: SPX Coordinator, Interpretation – The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis What neighborhood do you live in? Greenbriar What is the most inspiring place in Indianapolis? Eagle Creek Park. I’m always in awe at that park, and I have some great memories there.  I met some of my first acquaintances when I moved to Indianapolis there when I joined a Hiking … Read more