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CNU/New England – Happy Hour! Apr 2, 6p @ Ordinary

Posted on March 27th, by robertorr in Density, Events, Lean, New Haven, Prosperity, Resilience, Urbanism. No Comments

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! on Wednesday, April 2nd at 6:00PM at the Ordinary, 990 Chapel Street, Downtown New Haven.

CNU/New England – Happy Hour! Come mingle amongst an enthusiastic air motivated to make New England cities  better places to live, like in the picture below. Find out about New Urbanism, Tactical Urbanism, and Lean Urbanism. Get involved, make a difference, feel good about doing the right thing. Encourage life!  CNU/NE

Learn about the upcoming CNU/NE Summit just around the corner, April 10-11 in Sommerville, MA. And the national Congress for the New Urbanism XXII June 4-7 in Buffalo. Or just come and have fun amongst a surprising number of people you may already know.

CNU/NE Happy Hour, … Read More »



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 »



Distinguished Speaker Series – Bob Gibbs on Urban Retail

Posted on October 24th, by robertorr in Events, New Haven, Prosperity, Urbanism. No Comments

Please Join Us for a Stimulating Talk and Panel Discussion:

Distinguished Speaker Series
Monday, Nov 11, 2013, 5:30PM

The Bourse Coworking Loft

839 Chapel Street, 2nd Floor

New Haven, CT 06510

Speaker: Bob Gibbs on Urban Retail

Robert Gibbs is one of the foremost urban retail planners in America. For more than two decades, his expertise has been sought by some of the most respected mayors, renowned architects, and successful real-estate developers in the country. Profiled in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Urban Land, Gibbs has, writes The Atlantic Monthly, “a commercial sensibility unlike anything possessed by the urban planners who usually design downtown-renewal efforts.”

RSVP:

Facebook

Meetup

…or just e-mail RSVP directly to: bourse@boursenewhaven.com

Thank you.



Unsolicited Architecture & Unsanctioned Tactical Urbanism Hang-Out #5

Posted on October 9th, by robertorr in Events, New Haven, Policy, Transportation, Urbanism. No Comments

Join us at the next:

Unsolicited Architecture & Unsanctioned Tactical Urbanism Hang-Out #5
The Bourse, 839 Chapel Street, New Haven
Tuesday, October 15th, 7:00-8:30PM (PBRs!)

At this meeting, we’ll be discussing our newest project idea and making plans to unroll it in the coming weeks.

Join us to get involved in a project that will explore and improve legibility and usability of our local transit system.

ABOUT THIS GROUP:

 “A good city is like a good party. You know it’s working when people stay for much longer than necessary.” – Jan Gehl

From the Inside Out New Haven project, to the Olive Dog Park, to the New Haven Coliseum re-do, to the Farmington Canal Low Line to concepts posted on SeeClickFix, New Haven has a long history of people who spearhead informal, sometimes unsanctioned, DIY projects and plans to improve the city. 

If you:

Are familiar with the terms “unsolicited architecture” … Read More »



Distinguished Speaker Series – Joe Minicozzi

Posted on September 14th, by robertorr in Events, Lean, New Haven, Prosperity, Resilience, Urbanism. No Comments

Please Join Us for a Stimulating Talk and Panel Discussion:

Distinguished Speaker Series
Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013, 5:30PM

The Bourse Coworking Loft

839 Chapel Street, 2nd Floor

New Haven, CT 06510

Speaker: Joe Minicozzi
Read about Joe in Planetizen.

RSVP:

Facebook

Meetup

…or just e-mail RSVP directly to: bourse@boursenewhaven.com

Thank you.



Unsolicited Architecture & Unsanctioned Tactical Urbanism Hang-Out #4

Posted on September 14th, by robertorr in Events, Lean, New Haven, Shaping Moments, Transportation, Urbanism. No Comments

Join us at the next:
Unsolicited Architecture & Unsanctioned Tactical Urbanism Hang-Out #4
The Bourse, 839 Chapel Street, New Haven
Monday, September 23rd, 7:00-8:30PM (PBRs!)

At this meeting, we’ll be discussing our newest project idea and making plans to unroll it in the coming weeks. 

Join us to get involved in a project that will explore and improve legibility and usability of our local transit system. 

 

ABOUT THIS GROUP:

 “A good city is like a good party. You know it’s working when people stay for much longer than necessary.” – Jan Gehl

From the Inside Out New Haven project, to the Olive Dog Park, to the New Haven Coliseum re-do, to the Farmington Canal Low Line to concepts posted on SeeClickFix, New Haven has a long history of people who spearhead informal, sometimes unsanctioned, DIY projects and plans to improve the city. 

If you:

Are familiar with the terms “unsolicited architecture” … Read More »



You’re Invited No. 2: Unsolicited Architecture & Unsanctioned Tactical Urbanism Hang-Out, Tue 8/20, 7-8:30PM

Posted on August 13th, by robertorr in Events, Lean, New Haven, Urbanism. No Comments

Please consider attending our second event:
Unsolicited Architecture & Unsanctioned Tactical Urbanism Hang-Out No. 2
The Bourse, 839 Chapel Street, New Haven
Tuesday, August 20th, 7:00-8:30PM (PBRs!)

 

 “A good city is like a good party. You know it’s working when people stay for much longer than necessary.” – Jan Gehl

 

From the Inside Out New Haven project, to the Olive Dog Park, to the New Haven Coliseum re-do, to the Farmington Canal Low Line to concepts posted on SeeClickFix, New Haven has a long history of people who spearhead informal, sometimes unsanctioned, DIY projects and plans to improve the city. 

If you:

Are familiar with the terms “unsolicited architecture” or “tactical urbanism”
Like to imagine what New Haven’s public spaces and sidewalks might look like if you and your neighbors were able to just bring in a couple truckloads of materials and improve them yourself
Think that New Haven’s … Read More »



You’re Invited: Unsolicited Architecture & Unsanctioned Tactical Urbanism Hang-Out, Tue 7/23, 5-7P

Posted on July 20th, by robertorr in Events, Lean, New Haven, Shaping Moments, Urbanism. No Comments

Please consider attending:
Unsolicited Architecture & Unsanctioned Tactical Urbanism Hang-Out
The Bourse, 839 Chapel Street, New Haven
Tuesday, July 23rd, 5:00-7:00PM (PBRs!)

 

 “A good city is like a good party. You know it’s working when people stay for much longer than necessary.” – Jan Gehl

 

From the Inside Out New Haven project, to the Olive Dog Park, to the New Haven Coliseum re-do, to the Farmington Canal Low Line to concepts posted on SeeClickFix, New Haven has a long history of people who spearhead informal, sometimes unsanctioned, DIY projects and plans to improve the city. 

 

 

If you:

Are familiar with the terms “unsolicited architecture” or “tactical urbanism”
Like to imagine what New Haven’s public spaces and sidewalks might look like if you and your neighbors were able to just bring in a couple truckloads of materials and improve them yourself
Think that New Haven’s streets and highways can be … Read More »



“Providence Effect” Bypasses New Haven

Posted on April 5th, by robertorr in Blogs, Coworking, New Haven, Policy, Prosperity, Shaping Moments, Urbanism. No Comments

“Providence Effect” Can Most Definitely Benefit Coworking

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

The small scale incrementalism of the “Providence Effect” can most definitely benefit Coworking. The synergy of individuals getting stuff done in shared workspace, AKA coworking, is the happy bedfellow of the synergy of bustling small scale incremental urbanism. Bustle is the small scale stuff where Taleb’s messy antifragile world of disordered relationships flourish. Most definitely, it’s not the silver bullet “project” stuff born out of the cash and fossil energy flush 1980s that still captivates so many planners and economic development officials grasping today at lost causes.

So then what’s hot in bustling American urbanism today? Do a search and you’ll find hot cities pop up: Austin, Portland, Charlotte, Denver, Atlanta, Oklahoma City… Why is there never anything in New England?

…but not so fast cowboy. There’s something called the … 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 »






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