Over the years I’ve been influenced greatly by the work of Jan Gehl’s office. I’ve been helping CNUNE and the City of Somerville setup a special screening of the Jan Gehl documentary “The Human Scale” and am excited to announce that registration for the FREE showing went up today. Here is a link to all the details and to register for the January 30th showing at 6:30 at the Somerville Theater.
I’d like to give a big thanks to Ian Judge at the Somerville Theater for providing the theater for the show and for recognizing how important the subject of this film is to local efforts. I’d also like to thank Ian Stimler from KimStim for making this whole thing happen.
The Boston Society of Architects is holding a panel discussion on the contemporary use of public space. I’ll be presenting some of my recent work, and participating in the panel with a great group of people. A big thanks to Janne Corneil and David Glick for organizing this discussion. If you are in the Boston area and interested in Tactical Urbanism I hope you can attend. Here are the details:
“Occupied: Contemporary Use of Public Space”
Boston Society of Architects
March 21, 2013
6:30 – 8:30 PM
Frequently riding my bike around Providence I have determined that yes the city can create complete streets. I see all of the “systems” and “facilities” being installed in bigger cities. like New York and Amsterdam, and wonder if there isn’t a simpler way. Can the streets of a city be designed in a form that gives equal footing to all modes of transportation?
How we go about making this transition in Providence is an entirely different conversation that I hope to start this weekend. Friend, colleague and fellow editor of Living Urbanism, Mike Lydon will be stopping in Providence over the next two days. I am hoping to learn a few things from him about bicycle planning and complete street development while showing him around our, more or less, bikeable city.
Mike was also nice enough to agree to pull together a presentation on the best practices of bicycle planning and livable streets development being given on Monday, 10/28, at 11 AM. Check out the facebook event for more info.
For more information on Mike Lydon click here and reserve a copy of his upcoming book, Smart Growth Manual, written with Andrés Duany and Jeff Speck.
(photo by Providence Public Library)
Friday, June 19th, 2009
7:00 – 10:00 PM
Direction click here.
Rhode Island has a unique ecosystem of creative, tech-related and non-profit organizations. We decided to connect these groups over a party. Concentric is a night of fun and mingling with people you haven’t met yet (or maybe don’t even know exist). The name Concentric is a reference to our goal of aligning the unique social circles which exist in Rhode Island. Drinks are on us thanks to the generous support of our sponsors. The more, the merrier so feel free to bring yourself and your friends!