Designing for Vibrant Communities CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio
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Designing for Vibrant Communities CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio
Designing for Vibrant Communities
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Designing for Vibrant Communities

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Want to change the community? Be a part of it. 

Being intentional about how we build our communities can have positive impacts on building equity and acting on climate change. NEXT Chapel Hill-Carrboro recently sponsored a Downtown Walking Tour in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, part of a dialogue about the successes and opportunities to develop dense, walkable/bikeable, affordable downtowns in Chapel Hill and Carrboro.

Join us on June 6 to continue that discussion: reviewing current and recent local initiatives; and discussing how plans for more dense development can be designed to align with community character. RSVP:

This will be a workshop format, taking place in Carolina Square’s new CURRENT Studio. Three presentations will be offered, followed by a moderated question and discussion period, followed by more detailed discussion in breakout groups.

Three presentations will be offered to kick-off discussion:

·  Summary of approaches to design and density currently in practice in communities across the Triangle.

·  Description of innovative approaches to incorporate affordable housing options into new development projects.

· Exploration of ways that projects of higher densities can be designed to align with and enhance community character.

Speakers will be:

   *  Josh Gurlitz, Architect

    * Trish McGuire, Town of Carrboro, NC Planning Director

    * Dan Jewell, Landscape Architect



The Current Studio is easily accessible by foot, bike and public transportation: GoTriangle and Orange Public Transportation, and Chapel Hill Transit:

Many bus lines have stops within a block of Carolina Square: On Chapel Hill Transit (NS, T, CW, J, F, CM, A, G), GoTriangle (400, 405), OPT (420)

At Carolina Square, there are both in-door/covered and exterior bike racks. There are also electric charging stations for electric vehicles at the entrance of the parking deck.

CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio
123 W Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
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Thursday, June 6th, 6:00p - 9:00p
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