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Archive for March, 2019

Creative Urban Design

May 16, 2019
1:30 pmto4:15 pm

This workshop explores how to design outdoor spaces to achieve distinct purposes – such as performances, exhibitions, co-creation, individual creation, or meditation/inspiration.   Participants will also learn how to design art-ful spaces to enhance circulation and civic engagement.

Location: ValleyArts New Jersey, 400 South Jefferson St., Orange, NJ 07050

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Crowdmapping

May 16, 2019
10:00 amto12:45 pm

Taking stock of your existing assets and opportunities can help you do more cost-effective creative placemaking. You will learn how to read a community for ‘hidden’ creative assets and opportunity sites. You will also learn how to engage stakeholders in crowd mapping and how to build better creative placemaking strategies from your maps.

Location: ValleyArts New Jersey, 400 South Jefferson St., Orange, NJ 07050

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Creating Community Murals

April 25, 2019
1:30 pmto4:15 pm

In this workshop, participants will learn how to identify good spaces and budget for murals, and various ways to engage stakeholders from design to implementation.  Participants will also have the experience of creating a mock mural.

Location: ValleyArts New Jersey, 400 South Jefferson St., Orange, NJ 07050

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Creating Public Art

April 25, 2019
10:00 amto12:45 pm

This workshop will help you design and develop true community-guided public art initiatives. You will learn all steps of the process, from idea creation through site selection to installation.

Location: ValleyArts New Jersey, 400 South Jefferson St., Orange, NJ 07050

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WEBINAR: Incorporating arts in urban and site design

June 12, 2019
2:00 pmto3:00 pm

This Strategic Conversation explores how to design communities and sites to encourage more creative and cultural activities. Participants will also learn how the arts can help improve navigation, safety and other issues in urban and site design.

(1 AICP CM credit will be requested for this session)

Location: Online

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WEBINAR: How creative placemaking can help build more resilient communities

May 1, 2019
2:00 pmto3:00 pm

With the damage caused from hurricanes, tornadoes and floods around the United States, more communities are looking to be more ‘resilient.’ Resiliency is not just about creative physical improvements to withstand storms; it is also connects to a community’s ability to revitalize quickly after disaster. Arts and culture can play a big role in helping communities recover. We will explore examples from Louisiana, New Jersey and Missouri, and discuss how to connect creative placemaking with resiliency in community dialogues.

(1 AICP CM credit will be requested for this session)

Location: Online

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WEBINAR: Cultural districts and cultural institutions: suns or black holes?

April 3, 2019
2:00 pmto3:00 pm

One of the first things that many people think about in creative placemaking is creating a cultural district or building a large cultural institution. While districts and institutions can become catalysts for community-wide creativity and revitalization, they can also absorb a lot of time, energy and resources that could be used effectively elsewhere in the community. Learn how creative placemaking can make it more likely that districts and institutions have a broader impact on their communities.

(This session is eligible for 1 AICP CM credit)

Location: Online

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City of Water Day 2019

July 13, 2019
10:00 amto4:00 pm

Now in its 12th year, City of Water Day is a free harbor-wide day organized by the Waterfront Alliance to get people to, on, and in the water. The day’s activities champion the shared goal of a climate resilient Harbor that is prepared for rising seas and increased coastal storms. (Note that City of Water Day is held rain or shine. On-water activities will be postponed or suspended only in the case of thunder and lightning.)

Location: Lower Manhattan’s Seaport District

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MEETING: NY & NJ Harbor & Tributaries Focus Area Feasibility Study

April 11, 2019
5:00 pmto7:00 pm

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recently completed a report detailing the results of a two-year study to address coastal storm and flood risk to vulnerable populations, property, ecosystems, and infrastructure affected by Hurricane Sandy in the United States’ North Atlantic region.

USACE, the States of New York and New Jersey, and the City of New York welcome your attendance at public meetings to discuss.

Location: Meadowlands Environment Center, 2 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst, NJ

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Main Street New Jersey Regional Workshop – Red Bank

April 25, 2019
9:00 amto4:00 pm

Co-hosted by Red Bank RiverCenter

This regional workshop will show participants how to identify community-informed and market-driven strategies that can direct and strengthen their revitalization efforts.

Location: Two River Theater, 21 Bridge Ave., Red Bank, NJ 07701

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