“Lean Livability: Making Lovable Places for $500 or Less,” 6th Annual AARP Livable Communities National Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina Breakout Session – Tuesday, November 13, 2:15-3:15 pm Mobile Workshop – Tuesday, November 13, 3:30pm – 5pm? Making big changes does not always require millions of dollars and take years of time. We’ll demonstrate over 50 ways, all under $500, how
Flashback – 2010
What we loved… Family friendly Contributes to social and civic life of town and region. Innovation section tells story of successful innovators from region. Actively programmed and used public space in front.
Mastering the Art of Bringing Low-Cost Rapid Change Downtown, International Downtown Association, Winnipeg, Canada (September 13, 2017) There is an international trend of low-cost interventions being used to test out ideas before making large capital improvements. Pop-up parks, guerilla wayfinding, and mobile vendors are just a few innovations. During this session you will learn about projects from successful communities internationally.
This pop-up shop by Wanted Design operated for a brief time in 2016 in the South Street Seaport neighborhood of New York. It featured an eclectic selection of household and gift items.
This is the story of how a National Endowment for the Arts gathering of national arts leaders in DC that was listened to by leaders of a small town in Appalachia inspired them to connect with leaders in Milwaukee to transform a neglected park. The National Endowment for the Arts at their “Beyond the Building” meeting in 2014 identified national
“Balancing Nature and Commerce in Gateway Communities,” The Conservation Fund, Sheperdstown, West Virginia (March 2016) This session provided real world examples of thriving rural communities and the tools and techniques they use; highlighted the keys to success of working with diverse public, private, and nonprofit partners; and provided an opportunity for participants to discuss lessons learned and tips for success