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Charrette Planning for Urban Spaces Leaders

April 15, 2019 Presentation

Learn how collaboration by design is transforming urban centers globally. Learn to assess any design project and determine the right type of charrette for your business district! Through case studies, you will learn to activate the unique creative potential of all stakeholders by embedding them in the design process using the National Charrette Institute (NCI) Charrette System approach.

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Mastering the Art of Bringing Low-Cost Rapid Change Downtown

April 15, 2019 Presentation

There is an international trend of low-cost interventions being used to test out ideas before making large capital improvements. Pop-up parks, guerilla wayfinding, and mobile vendors are just a few innovations. During this session you will learn about tactical urbanism projects from successful communities internationally.

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Public Art: Balancing Artistic Integrity with Institutional Needs

April 15, 2019 Presentation

Downtown organizations are playing a greater role as patrons of public art in an era of declining arts funding. Come discuss the challenges and opportunities in institutionalizing robust, independent arts programs around the world.

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Setting the Future of Retail Downtown

April 15, 2019 Presentation

This session will demonstrate importance and necessity for business improvement organizations to provide ongoing support to the retail sector. A case study will be presented from Iowa City detailing two very different two programs: infrastructure and marketing.

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Teaming Up To Clean Up

April 15, 2019 Presentation

Teaming Up To Clean Up showcases partnerships with local stakeholders to clean and beautify their cities. Best practices include businesses and communities working together to improve storefronts, and reduce graffiti and litter while focusing on cigarette litter, recycling, and needle waste. Case studies in this presentation show how organizations can achieve best practices in maintaining cleanliness and building vibrancy in urban settings.

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The Business of Winter

April 15, 2019 Presentation

How are winters in Tampa, Florida and Winnipeg, Canada the same? As you can imagine, Winnipeg is very cold in the winter and they have been very successful in activating the Red and Assiniboine Rivers and The Forks Marketplace during a time of year when everyone likes to hibernate. Downtown Tampa, decided to take promoting winter with a twist! This presentation shares creative holiday event ideas for warm and cold climates!

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