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CNU New England: Tactical Urbanism – March 11, 2015

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From CNU New England:


CNU New England Presents

Tactical Urbanism: PopUp Providence, The Lawn on D, and Seth Zeren


Wednesday, March 11th at Aurora


Food trucks, parklets, pop-up snow playgrounds, experimental bike lanes… How can we use quick, creative, inexpensive urban interventions to make our city more livable? Come socialize with CNU New England and learn about tactical urbanism approaches from around the region.


Special Guests

Emily Kish, PopUp Providence: Learn how PopUp Providence, the City’s take on tactical urbanism, has highlighted local talent through small?scale interventions in the City’s public realm. Emily Kish will discuss the creation, operation and impacts of the program, share lessons learned, and showcase several of the creative and inspired ideas.

Beth Torrey and Ali Butler, The Lawn on D: This first-of-its-kind outdoor interactive space in Boston is designed to encourage public engagement, foster creativity, and test opportunities for integrating the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) into the urban fabric with arts, music, games, food & beverage and other community-driven programming while balancing this with the needs of the traditional convention center users.

Seth Zeren, Boston Architectural College: Learn how tactical urbanism relates to debates about informality and economic development around the globe, how tactical urbanism can open up new opportunities in design education and community engagement, and how tactical urbanism can transform our relationship with planning, development, and city making.


Short presentations will be followed by Q&A / panel discussion.
When: Wednesday, March 11th at 5PM; program begins at 5:30
Where: Aurora Providence, 276 Westminster Street, Providence RI

Suggested donation $10. Please RSVP to let us know that you’re coming!


Do you have your own pop-up idea? Note that applications for this year’s PopUp Providence grants are due BEFORE the event (no later than 4pm on March 11th).
Stay tuned for events every second Wednesday of the month at Aurora from the New England Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism.

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