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New Haven Green – The First Clean Up!

Posted on April 18th, by robertorr in Divinity, Efficiency, Events, New Haven, Shaping Moments, Urbanism. No Comments

New Haven Green – The First Clean Up

Just Two Hours, You Can Do It! Come Pitch In at the First Clean Up, Feel Good, Meet Exciting People and Help Boost Pride in Our New Haven Green and in Our New Haven Downtown!

Saturday, April 19, 2014 10:00 AM to Noon

Meet at 10:00 AM Saturday morning outside at the back of the stone church (Trinity Church on the Green) next to Chapel Street, right across from Zinc Restaurant. Look for gathered group of people.

Gloves, garbage bags, and misc. pick up tools will be provided.
Expert Cleaner-Uppers Will Provide Instruction.
Come in work clothes and good spirits. Feel free to bring your own tools, loppers, etc.
Refreshment provided.



Distinguished Speaker Series – Artists at Work (Rescheduled)

Posted on February 11th, by robertorr in Efficiency, Events, Lean, New Haven. No Comments

ART and the Day Job
(Artists at Work – Rescheduled)
Please Join us for a free Panel Discussion on Monday, February 24th at 5:30PM at the Bourse Co-Working Loft in Downtown New Haven.

 A panel of artists will discuss issues and realities of a making a career as an artist: the pros and cons of freelancing, the hybrid career and more.  Featuring

Colin Benn, violist

Gordon Skinner, painter

Adele Myers, dancer and choreographer

Deborah Freedman, children’s book author and illustrator

The panel will be moderated by Susan Cahan, Associate Dean for the Arts, Yale College.

Distinguished Speaker Series – Panel Discussion
Monday, Feb 24, 2014, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The Bourse Coworking Loft
839 Chapel Street, 2nd Floor
New Haven, CT 06510
RSVP affirmatives to: bourse@boursenewhaven.com
or RSVP on Meetup or Facebook

Artists at Work is presented as part of CT at Work.  For more information, visit cthumanities.org/ctatwork



Distinguished Speaker Series – Urban Interventions: A Tactical Urbanism How-to

Posted on January 18th, by robertorr in Efficiency, Events, New Haven, Shaping Moments, Urbanism. No Comments

Bottom Up and Top Down Urban Interventions
Please Join us for a free Tactical Urbanism Workshop on Saturday, February 8th at 3:00PM at the Bourse Co-Working Loft in Downtown New Haven.

How can an inexpensive, short-term project create long-term societal change? Guerilla Wayfinding, Parklets, DIY Crosswalks – these are all examples of an exciting trend in urban placemaking commonly referred to as Tactical Urbanism. This talk will be exceptionally unique. Our two speakers represent the public view from the street AND and the regulatory view from inside city hall: Bottom up AND top down interventions.

Distinguished Speaker Series
Saturday, Feb 8, 2014, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Bourse Coworking Loft
839 Chapel Street, 2nd Floor
New Haven, CT 06510
RSVP affirmatives to: bourse@boursenewhaven.com
or RSVP on Meetup or Facebook

 

 Mike Lydon, Principal of The Street Plans Collaborative, will lead an overview alongside Dan Bartman, Senior Planner at the City of Somerville.  The overview of … Read More »



Do Cities Really Want Economic Development

Posted on March 10th, by robertorr in Blogs, Coworking, Efficiency, New Haven, Policy, Prosperity, Urbanism. No Comments

Economic Development – What are They Thinking?

by Robert Orr, Contributor @ The Bourse – New Haven’s Coworking Loft

Economic Development seems a total mystery when it comes to American cities. For those who bring enthusiasm and energy, fresh ideas, and hard cash to sorely “wanting” urban blight, but end up bashing their heads against inscrutable, intransigent and impregnable municipal policies that leave no choice but to walk away licking one’s wounds and scratching one’s head, Aaron Renn offers a poignant diagnosis in his blog Urbanophile. Renn answers the question:

Do Cities Really Want Economic Development?

by Aaron Renn

Ask any civic leader the number one thing they want for their town and “jobs,” economic development, is what they will likely tell you. Yet when you look at the incredibly poor economic development track record across America, despite various untold billions of public dollars pumped into projects ostensibly … Read More »



Work Gets Done at The Bourse Coworking Loft

Posted on January 25th, by Josh Allen in Blogs, Coworking, Efficiency, Future Office, New Haven. No Comments

At The Bourse, Coworking Means Getting Work Done
by Josh Allen, Contributor @ The Bourse Coworking Loft – Coworking New Haven

A recent article from a blogger in Brussels, Belgium detailed the fascinating rise, success, but somewhat shocking, sudden recent closure in November of 2012 of a coworking space called The HUB Brussels. It’s part cautionary tale, part investigation into what exactly went wrong in a place where things seemed to be going right. The blogger, who goes by the name Anis, clearly details how management at The HUB Brussels focused its energy on creating a passionate community, but did not facilitate the necessary parameters to keep that community coming back and engaged with each other and the space. The space was noisy, distracting, and inhibitive of real work getting done, rather than centered around cultivating a highly focused and energetic … Read More »



Bourse Coworking = No Bills For You!

Coworking = Less Bills = Happy You
Rapid Growth For Your Business is at The Bourse, New Haven’s Coworking Loft

By Robert Orr, Master of Coworking New Haven @ The Bourse

 

These days, where can you find office space where you never have to worry about all those hidden charges on top of “rent” that crash any business plan. You know, all the bills for electric, heat, janitorial services, coffee (and all the related refrigerators, sinks, grinders, espresso machines, stocking coffee/tea varieties, microwaves, etc.), common area management (CAM) fees, building insurance, faxing/data plan, wireless services, printing, toilet paper, staples, rubber bands, etc., etc., etc. They never seem to stop. All month. Every month. All year. And how about the responsibility of finishing a term lease if business heads south, not to mention the hefty deposit up front?

Going it alone can be risky AND expensive!

Wouldn’t … Read More »



Urban Climate Change: Adapt or Fail

Posted on December 28th, by robertorr in Blogs, Coworking, Efficiency, Future Office, New Haven, Resilience, Technology, Urbanism. No Comments

Not Far Far Away PV Panels, Low Energy Lightbulbs, Wind Turbines, Electric Cars, LEED Platinum Gizmos Will Wear Out. Then Where Will We Be? We must plan for urban climate change through adaptation, not merely mitigation.

by Robert Orr

To the continuing debate on sustainability of which the shared workspace of coworking is an important part, The Bourse Coworking Loft adds this discussion regarding the best approach to address Climate Change (CC): whether to mitigate (take preventative measures) or to adapt (change habitat/expectations to accommodate the inevitable).

Earlier this year I attended a conference on Climate Change at Yale’s business school, the School of Organization and Management (SOM). Everyone in the room was wearing a dark suit. One after another, like at an AA meeting, presenters approached the lectern and began their talks, “Hi, My name is ______. I’m a Republican and I believe in … Read More »



Homework Vs. Cowork

Posted on December 7th, by robertorr in Blogs, Coworking, Efficiency, Future Office, New Haven. No Comments

Homework or Cowork? Here’s more evidence on the increased stress of working at home over working with others. The Bourse, New Haven’s Coworking Loft offers the cheer-up alternative. In the company of other people, you get more done in less time and with a lot less stress. Drop downtown and try-out our shared workspace (Free for 3 days). Instantly, you’ll find how much more accomplished you’ll feel than you do when working at home. At least, here you can share the pain! Read more, reposted from FORBESWOMAN, written by Meghan Casserly.

 

Taking It Easy Through The Holidays? Working From Home Won’t Help

 

Working from home = just more work. Homework!

U.S. employees have something to celebrate this year as more employers are giving time off around the holidays than ever before. 58% of employers are offering at least three paid days off at the end … Read More »



Skills Gap, Problem or Not?

Posted on December 6th, by robertorr in Blogs, Coworking, Efficiency, Prosperity, Resilience. No Comments

Coworking. Is there a skills gap cause for unemployment today? Mounting evidence suggests descending wages for labor are more the problem in the new economy. Increasingly, people are passing job offers, not because they lack skills, but because they don’t like the trend in wages. Wage labor has never been a panacea since its inception at the dawn of the industrial age. In fact, just about everyone in the 19th century, from the far left to the far right, greeted wage labor with suspicion and downright disdain because they considered it a step backward from slave labor.
To those with vision, self-motivation and energy, coworking, such as The Bourse Coworking, offers an alternative route to wage labor. Whether artisan or analyst, people seeking inexpensive and interactive routes to explore their unique gifts and ambitions find support and affordability in the shared … Read More »



How Do You Choose? Coworking Space Vs. Office Space

Posted on November 30th, by robertorr in Blogs, Coworking, Efficiency, Future Office, New Haven. No Comments

Choosing Workspace. Coworking Space Vs. Office Space
Here at The Bourse, New Haven’s Coworking Loft, we have both private cubicles and shared workspace to offer. But how does one choose? Here are some thoughts pulled together by Robert Orr from writings by Joli shared by ShareDesk.

Whether your business is a start-up or you’ve been around a while, deciding on a new office space can be challenging. While location is definitely important, you first have to decide what sort of space you’re looking for. No matter the size of your company, you’ve got two basic choices for spaces. You can choose between either a large coworking space where your employees can work in a collaborative environment, or you can choose a space with many small offices and cubicles.

The Argument for Offices

The main argument in favor of having many small offices and cubicles … Read More »






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New Haven Green – The First Clean Up!
New Haven Green – The First Clean Up

Just Two Hours, You Can Do It! Come Pitch In at the First Clean Up, Feel Good,...

CNU/New England – Happy Hour! Apr 2, 6p @ Ordinary
Best Cocktails in New Haven, and Chance to Discover Who & What’s Happening with New Urbanism in New England. Please Join us for CNU/New England — Happy Hour!...
Distinguished Speaker Series – Artists at Work (Rescheduled)
ART and the Day Job (Artists at Work – Rescheduled) Please Join us for a free Panel Discussion on Monday, February 24th at 5:30PM at the Bourse...