Raleigh Urban Design Center Presentation
Oct
15
12:00 PM12:00

Raleigh Urban Design Center Presentation

RALEIGH PARKLETS: FROM POLICY TO PLACE

Elizabeth Alley AICP, Urban Design Center
Dave Toms Designer at ColeJenest Stone
Carla Delcrambre PLA, Professor at NCSU ( also a raleigh [   ] space team member)

Learn more about Raleigh’s newest form of open space, Parklets. Parklets are privately-built and open to the public, and located in the street in lieu of on-street parking. Parklets are a great way to add vitality to the street through additional furnishings, plantings, art, seating and activity areas. Popular in many other major cities, Parklets are new to Raleigh. Join us to hear from early adopters and city staff.

For more information, go to raleighnc.gov and use keyword: UDCtalks.

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FIRST FRIDAY: BLUEGRASS MUSIC & RALEIGH [ ] SPACE CELEBRATION
Oct
3
6:00 PM18:00

FIRST FRIDAY: BLUEGRASS MUSIC & RALEIGH [ ] SPACE CELEBRATION

This week's bluegrass festivities for Wide Open Bluegrass and IBMA converge with the first installation for the raleigh [   ] space parklet! 

Songwriting guitarist Lynda Dawson and fiddler Pattie Hopkins step out of the full-on Kickin Grass Band to lay down intricately crafted duets as refreshing as a fall Carolina evening. We are honored to have them as the FIRST raleigh [  ] space artisans.

Performances at 6:00, 7:30 and 9:15pm

The (local!) artistic genius behind this year's bluegrass festival and conference art, Tim Lee, will be on hand to sign posters. Rumor has it that he might be bringing his mandolin to do a few songs with Lynda & Pattie! 

Tim will autograph between 6:30 and 9:30pm.

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PARK(ing) Day
Sep
19
7:00 AM07:00

PARK(ing) Day

PARK(ing) Day is an annual worldwide event held on the third Friday in September when artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks. The original PARK(ing) project in 2005 transformed a single metered parking space into a temporary public park in an area of San Francisco that the city had designated as lacking public open space.  The PARK(ing) project was created to explore the the range of possible activities for this short-term lease, and to provoke a critical examination of the values that generate the form of urban public space. PARK(ing) Day has since been adapted and remixed to address a variety of social issues in diverse urban contexts around the world, and the project continues to expand all over the world.

Find out more at parkingday.org.

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