As part of the Green Living Seminar, I’ll be giving a talk on downtown revitalization at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts tomorrow, and will share with them the ten questions every downtown needs to answer. Many great speakers and friends have already given lectures in the series which are available as podcasts here. If you happen to be in the area please come by and join the discussion. The class starts at 5:30 at Murdock Hall, Room 218. More details can be found here. I’ll post the podcast from the event when it goes up. Giant thanks to Imagining North Adams, the Environmental Studies Department and the MCLA Berkshire Environmental Resource Center for making this great series possible.
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91 additional bike hitches will be installed in Downtown Providence! Hopefully, more convenient parking for bikes will mean more people riding downtown instead of driving. Over the last several months I have been working with the good people at the Providence Foundation and the Downtown Improvement District to help make this possible. RIDOT needs to be thanked as well for kicking in 27 of them. The hitches will not be installed for Bike to Work Day on May 15th, but that shouldn’t stop you from riding into the office that day. If you happen to know of another good spot for a bike hitch that is currently not shown on the map above please add it here. We are hoping to expand the program and bring more hitches to other parts of Providence.
I am working at the Providence Downtown Charrette all week. There was some lively discussion tonight around transit, activating the riverfront, creating smaller public spaces and crafting a development plan that supports the existing character of downtown. Design Collective is facilitating the charrette.