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Living Beyond Expectations: Tactical Urbanism

June 19, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm


What is Tactical Urbanism and how can it help revitalize our cities? How do older adults experience the aging process, and still desire to remain active in their communities? And how do these two ideas connect?

This workshop will provide an overview of the concept of Tactical Urbanism – in use in many cities through- out the world as a way to engage residents in reclaiming spaces for all users. Participants will then be invited to see this concept – and the resulting build-out and project demonstration – through the lens of older adults. Those in attendance will come away with a better understanding of this concept and how it will be implemented on the ground in concert with the Old 4th Ward community of Atlanta.

This training will feature Mike Lydon, internationally recognized planner and expert in the field. Lydon has been featured on CNN, The New York Times, and NPR for his work on livable cities. Sessions include:

  • Why This Matters: Making the Economic Case
  • The Biology of Aging • Tactical Urbanism 101: An Introduction
  • Walking Tour of the Old 4th Ward Area • Tactical Urbanism 202: Case Studies and the “How-To” Cost is $50 and includes breakfast, lunch and all workshop materials.

Register online via Eventbrite at: http://bit.ly/cpatacticalurbanism

Workshop attendees are also invited to participate in the free Lifelong Communities Demonstration Project on Auburn Avenue in the Old Fourth Ward. Join us for the Hands-On Lab and Project Buildout on Friday, June 20th, or stop by to view the temporary street transformation June 21st-22nd. More infomation, including exact times and locations will be posted at: http://bit.ly/sweetauburn


June 19, 2014
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Ebenezer Baptist Resource Center
101 Jackson St
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
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