Free Lecture April 8: Walkable Urbanism and the Green Future of Cities

by crandell | 03/18/2010

Walkable Urbanism and the Green Future of Cities
April 8, 2010, 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Free and open to the public
Claudia Cassidy Theater, 2nd Floor, Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington Blvd., Chicago, IL

As America struggles with sustainability, cities can play a central role in reducing our carbon emissions. Discover the importance of healthy urban places that enable residents to walk, bike and take transit. Learn how cities are going green with high-performance infrastructure and buildings combined with planning strategies that reduce driving. Two national leaders in the sustainable urbanism movement will address why urbanism is a key solution and how cities and urban planners are building a greener future.

Carol Coletta is president and CEO of CEOs for Cities, a national network of urban leaders co-founded by Mayor Richard Daley and headquartered in Chicago.

Auto Show Shutdown Feb. 9

by crandell | 02/06/2008

In response to (and in front of) the annual sick celebration of automobile culture at McCormick Place, the Auto Show Shutdown celebrates responsible transportation. Show up on Saturday to join in the fun.

From their website:

The Ninth Annual Chicago Auto Show SHUTDOWN Festival will take place on Saturday, February 9th, 2008. A diverse coalition of cyclists, pedestrians, transit activists, and other citizens advocating for responsible transportation will assemble at 1:00 pm, at the main entrance of McCormick Place South on King Drive, just south of Cermak Road, for a peaceful demonstration and celebration of car culture alternatives. Cyclists will meet at Daley Plaza in downtown Chicago at 12 noon for a bike parade to the SHUTDOWN Festival site.

For more, visit http://autoshowshutdown.org .

"Pedestrian Hell" Exhibit, Special Event Feb. 15

by crandell | 02/06/2008

An Exhibit at Efebos Café

SPECIAL EVENT: February 15, 6:30: Come to discuss Pedestrian Topics such as Public Transit, Car-Sharing, Bicycling – you can rant a little bit if it helps you feel better, share information and ideas, and try some of Efebos’ delicious food.

1640 S. Blue Island Ave. (view larger map) (near 18th Street Blue/Pink Line stop)

Exhibit open January 25 (opening reception 6:30) – March 6 (2008)

With: Janina Ciezadlo, Miguel Cortez, Tom Sibley, Rebecca Wolfram

Call Efebos 312-633-9212 (efeboscafe@sbcglobal.net), or Rebecca 773-523-7275

From http://artpilsen.blogspot.com/2008/01/pedestrian-hell.html