Mid-June will be an exciting time for Tactical Urbanism in Atlanta, with trainings and demonstrations all on deck. Find out how you can learn about projects to make our city more livable and enjoyable!
JUNE 19: Atlanta Regional Commission‘s Community Planning Academy is hosting a one-day workshop to overview the concept of Tactical Urbanism to reclaim spaces for other, better uses. Participants will then be invited to see this concept – and the resulting build-out and project demonstration over the following days – through the lens of older adults. Those in attendance will come away with a better understanding of this concept and how it will be implemented on the ground in concert with the Old 4th Ward community of Atlanta. Registration for the training workshop (plus more information) can be found here.
JUNE 19: After the training workshop, join CNU Atlanta for our monthly T3* Urban Talk at a new location and time: 4:30 – 7 PM at Noni’s (357 Edgewood Ave.). This social gathering will feature Mike Lydon, internationally recognized planner and expert in the field of Tactical Urbanism, speaking about the ARC’s Tactical Urbanism Planning Academy and the Sweet Auburn Living Beyond Expectations Tactical Urbanism Event. Please join us over drinks to discuss Tactical Urbanism, the ARC’s Living Beyond Expectations, chapter happenings, and other local topics on urbanism.
JUNE 20-22: Over the course of three days, from Friday, June 20, through Sunday, June 22, ARC will work with stakeholders and volunteers to temporarily transform Auburn Avenue between Fort Street NE and Jackson Street NE using inexpensive or donated materials and engaging programming. Join the group for a series of free Living Laboratory and Tactical Urbanism Workshops as part of the project Build-Out on Friday, June 20th. Build-Out day activities will provide hands-on instruction in site clean-up and preparation, bike lane construction/enhancement, pallet furniture construction, street art demonstrations and more. A detailed list of Build-Out day workshops will be emailed to interested participants in advance of the event. After the Build-Out on Friday June 20th, the project will be open to the public Saturday June 21st and Sunday June 22nd. For more information on the Demonstration Project, please visit the Facebook page (photo below from the Facebook page).
Living Beyond Expectations is a project of the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Lifelong Communities Initiative. The 21st century offers the promise of longevity, allowing us to live longer than ever before. But, for the promise to be realized, communities must become places where people remain healthy and engaged throughout their lifetime. That means we will need more choices for housing and transportation, better strategies for maintaining health and expanded access to services. Working together, citizens, government, businesses and philanthropic organizations can realize the promise of longevity and create, throughout the Atlanta region, Lifelong Communities that allow us to live life “Beyond Expectations.”
*T3 (Thirsty Third Thursdays) is a monthly gathering organized by the Atlanta Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU Atlanta) for architects, planners, real estate & health professionals, and all others who are interested in our built environment.