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PPS Make No Little Plans, Sept. 15-17

In Events by Jef Nickerson3 Comments

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Image from Make No Little Plan's Facebook Page

PPS presents a three-day event exploring lessons learned from the creation of Providence’s Capital Center on its 30th anniversary, then looking forward to the opportunities opened by the removal of I-195 and creation of the Knowledge District. For the full schedule and a list of panelists, please visit Realtor and AIA credits are available.

Following the Symposium, PPS will celebrate with a Symposium Gala: an evening in Monte Carlo, to be held on the dramatic roof top terrace of the GTECH building featuring spectacular views, dinner, capital cocktails, music, and surprises. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

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Jef Nickerson


Jef is Greater City Providence's co-founder, editor, and publisher. He grew up on Cape Cod and lived in Boston; Portland, Maine; and New York before settling in Providence. In addition to urbanism, Jef is interested in art, design, and ice cream. Please feel free to contact Jef if you have any question or comments about Greater City Providence.


  1. Ugh. Can we please stop calling it the “Knowledge District”??

  2. Perhaps the Capital Center has some good points (Waterplace Park?) , and it may have helped some developers, but one lack of success that I hope PPS considers relates to rail passengers as the rail station in this district is in poor shape in a variety of ways, it is further from the core of downtown and pedestrian connections could be better, no bus shelters for those connecting to RIPTA (and it is $2 to ride to Kennedy Plaza) , too little space to park for a few minutes to get schedules or tickets, too little parking space to pick up arriving passengers from trains, and no direct connection between the train station and Providence Place. Most of this can still be fixed, but rail passengers were always an afterthought in the Capital Center plans.

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