Details are forthcoming, but we are excited to announce that Parkman Triangle in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, will be featured at the Venice Biennale later this year. The Venice 2012 exhibition, Spontaneous Interventions: Design Actions for the Common Good, documents projects initiated by American architects and designers that bring positive change to the public. Considering all the work that John Southern and Ara Babaian put into this park, we are ecstatic that this corner of Silver Lake Boulevard and Parkman Avenue keeps scoring more and more recognition. Parkman Triangle is a great example of how urban acupuncture and local activism can make a huge difference in our neighborhoods. Lessons can be learned in Italy and beyond. Learn more about Spontaneous Interventions here.

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Leon Kaye

Leon Kaye is the founder and editor of Based in California, he specializes in social media consulting and strategic communications. A journalist and writer since 2009 his work has appeared on Triple Pundit , The Guardian's Sustainable Business site and has appeared on Inhabitat and Earth911. His focus is making the business case for sustainability and corporate social responsibility. He's pictured here in Qatar, one of the Middle East countries in which he takes a keen interest because of its transformation into a post-oil economy. Other areas of interest include sustainable development in The Balkans, Brazil and Korea. He was a new media journalism fellow at the International Reporting Project, for which he covered child survival in India during February 2013. Contact him at You can also reach out via Twitter (@LeonKaye) and Instagram (GreenGoPost). During 2013 and 2014, he lived and worked in Abu Dhabi, UAE, as an associate director with a leading public relations firm within Masdar, the emirate's renewable energy company. He lives in Fresno, California.