"The lack of resources is no longer an excuse not to act."
-- Jamie Lerner: Architect, urbanist, former mayor of Curitiba, Brazil
Communities want to see change in days, not years. In this spirit, the New England Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism's DoTank
is pleased to offer a technical assistance workshop program for organizations seeking to activate underperforming commercial districts and public spaces with a focus on tactical urbanism
: interventions that can be employed in the near-term
, with minimal resources
, and as a catalyst
to a better long-term planning and economic development strategy.
CNU New England's expanding list of experts volunteering their time for this service have backgrounds in architecture, urban planning and design, real estate development, transportation engineering, governance, historic preservation, regulatory entitlements, retail strategy, tactical urbanism, and more.
CNU New England will provide workshops to up to six eligible organizations in 2015, including, but not limited to, Main Street Organizations, Business Improvement Districts that apply on or before January 23, 2015. Contact us for more information, and please share with eligible organizations in your area.