Tactical Urbanism: PopUp Providence and The Lawn on D

  • Aurora Providence 276 Westminster St Providence, RI, 02903 United States

Join CNU New England for an evening of drinks and discussion in our DownCity Providence location. Catch up about recent happenings with CNU's current initiatives, both regional and national, and mingle with local tactical Urbanists.   

Food trucks, parklets, pop-up snow playgrounds, experimental bike lanes…  How can we use quick, creative, inexpensive urban interventions to make our city more livable? Come socialize with CNU New England and learn about tactical urbanism approaches from around the region.

Do you have your own pop-up idea? Note that applications for this year’s PopUp Providence grants are due BEFORE the event (no later than 4pm on March 11th). Stay tuned for events every second Wednesday of the month at Aurora from the New England Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism. 

When: Wednesday, March 11th at 5PM
Where: Aurora Providence, 276 Westminster Street, Providence RI 

Suggested donation $10. Please RSVP to let us know that you're coming! 


Special Guests

Emily Kish, PopUp Providence: Learn how PopUp Providence, the City’s take on tactical urbanism, has highlighted local talent through small‐scale interventions in the City’s public realm.  Emily Kish will discuss the creation, operation and impacts of the program, share lessons learned, and showcase several of the creative and inspired ideas.

Beth Torrey and Ali Butler, The Lawn on D: This first-of-its-kind outdoor interactive space in Boston is designed to encourage public engagement, foster creativity, and test opportunities for integrating the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) into the urban fabric with arts, music, games, food & beverage and other community-driven programming while balancing this with the needs of the traditional convention center users.

Seth Zeren, Boston Architectural College: Learn how tactical urbanism relates to debates about informality and economic development around the globe, how tactical urbanism can open up new opportunities in design education and community engagement, and how tactical urbanism can transform our relationship with planning, development, and city making.