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FAQ | 2015 Carrboro Open Streets. What is an Open Streets event? Open streets initiatives temporarily close streets to automobile traffic, so that people may use them for walking, bicycling, dancing, playing, and socializing. Also known as “ciclovías,” these events and initiatives are innovative ways to achieve environmental, social, economic, and public health goals. How much does it cost? Carrboro’s Open Streets event on Weaver Street is free! Do I have to register in advance? No, there’s no registration. Just show up and have fun. What should I bring? Bring your bicycle, rollerblades, non-motorized scooter, skateboard or balance bike.

Per NC law, anyone under 16 must wear a helmet if riding a bike, though we do encourage helmet use for riders of all ages. For some activities, such as the rock climbing wall and learning how to ride without training wheels, we might strongly recommend closed-toe shoes. Comfortable clothes for exercising, yoga mat if you have one.

How do I get there? Walk, bike, rollerblade or scoot if you can! Greenbelt Alliance | Greenbelt Alliance is focused on a single challenge—how the San Francisco Bay Area handles growth. PlaceShakers and Newsmakers. Community Food Lab. PLACE IT! Got summer plans? Join our planning internship program! - Asakura Robinson Company. Asakura Robinson will be seeking two interns in the summer of 2015. This is the 4th year of our planning internship program. Both internships are full-time 12 to 16 week position working closely with Asakura Robinson’s planning staff on a number of planning processes. A position in Austin, Texas will be focused on transportation and neighborhood planning and urban design.

A position based in Houston, Texas will be focused on environmental planning. Applicants will have the ability to work on a number of plans currently under development including mobility, bicycle, pedestrian and transit planning, urban design, community outreach and comprehensive plans at a number of scales, from neighborhood to regional. Projects often include document design and community engagement components. Since 2014, interns will also be encouraged to spend up to 1/4th of their time conducting research on a topic of interest to them that can be supported by the firm’s resources. Experience & Skills Like this: Home | CHPC New York. Toole Design Group. Public Interest Projects -Asheville, NC.

About the Asheville Design Center | Asheville Design Center. Scott is a registered Architect in North Carolina and Pennsylvania and is a member of the American Institute of Architects. Scott received his Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg VA and Virginia Tech’s urban campus, WAAC in Alexandria VA. Scott began his career in the Pacific NW. It was here that he fostered his love of the outdoors, a reverence for the environment, an architecture that merges the modern aesthetic with the traditional, and the expression of craft in construction. In addition to his ambitious architectural pursuits, he is a full time husband, father to Mia and Felix, and part time renovator of his 1920′s house. Bruce is a retired civil engineer and transportation planner. Bruce worked for Atlanta’s transit system, MARTA, from 1970 to 1988, during which time MARTA planned and constructed a new rapid transit system.

After retiring in 2006, Bruce and his wife Day Ann moved to Asheville. The Smart Urbanist » Unleash Massive Small. In urban planning, this Project comes at a time when many of our top down models, which derive from the abstract utopian concepts and ideals that are in the DNA of the planning system, have failed. There is now an increasing recognition that the thinking, models and operating processes we use to plan our towns and cities do not work in an increasingly bottom up world. They were created at a time of big government and underpinned with big thinking. Here, the rules have become so complex that they are stifling innovation and arresting progressive evolution of successful urbanism.

Our ‘place-making’ models that look to predict and plan every outcome with absolute certainty, determine what we do, forcing us down the narrow corridors of complete compliance. In this world, people cannot be trusted to do the right thing. Do it our way or else! There is no room for experimentation; no room for creativity; and no room to learn! Fig. 1: The conflicts between top-down and bottom-up. The Georgia Trust - Places in Peril. Follow the latest Landscape Architecture News. PLACE Workshop is thrilled to be working with the Cedar Fair Entertainment Company once again on its newest attraction. “Banshee” will be Kings Island newest coaster and will cost $24 million to construct, making it the park’s largest investment in its 41 year history.

The world’s longest inverted steel roller coaster will open in April 2014. PLACE Workshop was also commissioned by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company to design the recently completed entry plaza for Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky,Ohio. Kings Island’s Press Release: Read More. AmericaWalks | Making America a Great Place to Walk.