This year, PARK(ing) Day Providence will have 32 parklets in Downtown, the West Side, and ...
Providence receives $13mm of $39mm sought in federal TIGER grant.
The portion of Orange Street sought to be abandoned is flanked by two surface parking ...
I’ve been hearing the same refrain lately when it comes to less than stellar development ...
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September 19, 2014 8:00am – 4:00pm
Come out and join us for the second annual PARK(ing) Day Providence!
This year, PARK(ing) Day Providence will have 32 parklets in Downtown, the West Side, and the East Side and a protected bike lane on Broadway. We can’t express our thanks enough to the Downtown Improvement District, the West Broadway Neighborhood Association, the Department of Public Works, the City of Providence, and all of our amazing sponsors.
Check out the maps to plan your tour of the parklets on the 19th!
Wednesday, September 17th, 5:30 – 8pm
AS220, 115 Empire Street, Providence, RI
FREE (buy your own food and drink – it’s cheap)
RSVP at Facebook
Welcome back, everyone! Hope you had an awesome August. Providence Geeks goes back to school next week with an excellent September presenter.
What percent of live events sell out? 50%? 20%? Nope… try 2%.
Founded in 2013 by two recent Brown grads, Providence-based Crowdsurf aims to remedy this situation using a combination of geographic and social audience info. Armed with these insights, Crowdsurf’s customers — event venues and promoters — have a much better sense of which acts to book, and how to most effectively promote them.
As the first stage of their rollout this summer, Crowdsurf launched Big Ticket, a mobile app that offers users the chance to reap major discounts on show tickets. The app — currently being piloted in RI, MA, CT and OR — has already enabled Crowdsurf to build one of the largest databases of audience info in the Northeast.
On Wednesday, Co-founders CEO Alex Oberg and CTO Evan Altman will tell the Crowdsurf story, demo their impressive platform, and give a sneak peek at where they’re headed next.
Students from Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design host seventh annual A Better World by Design Conference
Each fall, A Better World by Design (ABWxD) brings a global community of students, academics, and professionals to Providence, Rhode Island in order to reach across disciplines and unite under a common goal: building a better world. Organized by students from Brown and RISD, ABWxD brings together cutting edge alternative content and introduces the next generation of design pioneers. ABWxD rethinks what a conference can actually do.
What: A Better World by Design Conference
Who: Ellen Jorgensen, Co-founder and Executive Director of Genspace • Sarah Williams, Director of Civic Data Design Lab • Melissa Mongiat, Founder of Daily Tous Les Jours • Brian House, media artist • Michael Ben-Eli, Founder of the Sustainability Laboratory • and many more
When: Friday September 19 to Sunday September 21
Where: Campuses of Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)
Why: 2014 attendees can expect the largest lineup yet, drawing from fields such as mapping, interactive art, design policy, and DIY biology. The theme this year is wayfinding, describing a collective design process used to solve social challenges.
|A meeting of the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission will be held at Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, 315 Iron Horse Way, Providence, Rhode Island, on MONDAY, September 15, 2014, beginning at 5 P.M., for the following purposes|
I. Public Session
- Welcome by Chairperson: Chairperson Colin Kane.
- Approval of the Minutes of the Commission Meetings Held on August 18, 2014.
- Executive Director’s Report – Review of Activities During Past Month and Business Plan for the Period September – December 2014.
- Presentation of District Audit by LGCD, District Auditor, and Vote Regarding Acceptance of Audit.
- Update from Jones Lang LaSalle on Market Conditions and Strategies for October 15, 2014 RFI Submission Date.
- Update from DOT Director Lewis on Work Progress on I-195 Surplus Land.
- Discussion and Review of Draft Parks Maintenance and Management Budget.
- Discussion and Vote on Allocation of Funds from the EPA Grant to the District.
- Update from Counsel Regarding District Permitting Process and Legal Issues Subcommittee.
- Review of Status of Proposals to Purchase and Develop District Property.
- Chairman’s Report – Review of Activities in Past Month and Proposed Future Activities/ Tentative Agenda for October 20, 2014 Meeting.
- Vote to Adjourn.
II. Executive Session
To consider and act upon such matters as may be considered at a meeting closed to the public pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws, Section 42-46-5(a) (the Open Meetings Law), specifically matters permitted to be so considered under subsection (5) (acquisition and disposition of public property).
III. Public Session
Providence receives $13mm of $39mm sought in federal TIGER grant.
Beg buttons, walk to school day, Washington Bridge, and more at the Sept. 17th BPAC meeting.
Street abandonments, subdivisions, parking decks and more at CPC’s Sept. 16th meeting.
Providence is a city moving forward. We have seen our fair share of ups and downs recently, but we are finally emerging from the Great Recession.
DRC to consider Beneficent House sign proposal at their September 8th meeting.
Capital Center Commission Meeting – September 10, 2014
Join Mayor Angel Taveras and the City of Providence for a car-free event that will open up Hope Street for walking, skating, running, cycling and exercise.
The portion of Orange Street sought to be abandoned is flanked by two surface parking lots and runs from Weybosset to Middle Street, the section between the buildings out to Westminster is not part of the abandonment.
A meeting of the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission Parks Design Subcommittee will be held at 315 Iron Horse Way, Providence, Rhode Island, on FRIDAY, 1:30 pm, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014.
The Providence Phoenix is out with their Primary Endorsements ProJo reports on who does and who does not face a Primary challenger among the Providence City Councilors The Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition has their candidate statements from the Gubernatorial and Providence Mayoral Candidates And in case you missed it, we have surveys returned from three […]
Johnson & Wales University Monday unveiled plans for a new $40 million academic building on former Interstate 195 land in Providence’s Jewelry District.
Jorge Elorza is a Providence native, former Housing Court Judge, law professor, accountant, and community activist. He grew up on the West End, the son of Guatemalan immigrants, and graduated Classical High School before going on to URI and Harvard Law. The murder of a childhood friend brought him back to Providence from a promising […]
I would like to say that the voters have another option on September 9th. I, Chris Young, am the son of Louise Olga Young and Edward Vincent Young. I have two brothers and one sister. My mother immigrated to the United States form Italy. She worked in the factories making red roses and would come […]