Oct. 16, 5:30-7:30pm:
Bridging the French Broad – Creating connected and livable > communities
Join us for a web presentation by Joe Minicozzi, principle of Urban3 and co-founder of the Asheville Design Center as he discusses the role of the citizen in Asheville in a highway design project in Asheville. Join the meeting:
- Online at: http://www.anymeeting.com/minicozzi1,
- via conference call at (309) 944-9515 | Attendee Access Code: 164 9372, or
- at UNO CPACS room 208 (directions below).
Joe will discuss how a small group of volunteer architects, landscape architects, planners and community activists marshaled a community effort to produce their own highway design alternative for a North Carolina DOT project. He will go through the community design process, the proposed solution, and the process of community advocacy and politics in Asheville as well as the final results. Joe will also go into the wins and losses; and share a very entertaining story of a medium sized city struggling with growth issues; a community trying to maintain and reinforce its sense of place in a project process that typically favors tedium and placelessness.
This event is co-organized with VOICE Omaha and the YP Transportation and Community Development committee.
Oct. 26, 8:00-9:00am:
October Transportation Coffee Chat: Join Omaha’s monthly round table conversation about transportation in our community. The conversation is always lively! Our guest for October will be Lt. Ed Reyes, Traffic Unit Commander for the Omaha Police Department. We meet at the 13th Street Coffee (519 S. 13th). Pick up a coffee and then come upstairs.
**Directions for getting to UNO CPACS:
- The map of the UNO campus is here: http://www.unomaha.edu/maps/docs/UNO-2010-10.pdf. The CPACS building is in the middle of the Dodge street location marked CPC.
- Metro bus #2 makes frequent stops on Dodge Street or #11 passes close by on Leavenworth street with a short walk through Elmwood park to campus: http://www.metroareatransit.com/bus-system/system-map#bus-routes
- Bike racks are on the west side of the CPACS building or bring your bike inside with you through the doors on the North side of the building.
- If you are driving, you can park at the meters in front of the Milo Bail Student Center (MSC) or Eppley Administration Building (EAB)–in lots C or B. You can also request a temporary parking permit in advance that allows you to park anywhere on campus: http://www.unomaha.edu/parking/visitor_form.php.