What’s that item in the back of this month’s Bloomfield-Garfield Bulletin?
Please come to our first workshop for Lessons from the 6% Place on April 25th, 2013 at 6:30 PM at Assemble Gallery in Garfield. Read more about our first session, “Freelancing and the Law,” and our series right here.
Have you heard the news? cityLAB and the 6% Place Advisory Committee are organizing a night market in Garfield to begin this summer and we are looking for vendors, volunteers, performers, and sponsors.
cityLAB’s 6% Place Tracking Tools have a new home! Check them out at here and see the results of cityLAB’s 2012 Garfield Creative Census (according to our calculations, the 6% Place is currently a 3.9% Place!). All that and more at trackingtools.citylabpgh.org.
(And while you’re at it, see the talent in the Garfield Freelancers Database!)
cityLAB’s intrepid CEO, Eve Picker, presented at TEDxCMU on Sunday. Her talk, “Cure for the Common City,” focused on the costs of top-down and bottom-up approaches to urban development. This morning’s issue of Carnegie Mellon University’s student paper said:
Picker explained the difference between bottom-up and top-down city design, using Pittsburgh’s CONSOL Energy Center as an example of an expensive, top-down project and the Toonseum in Downtown as an example of a cheaper, bottom-up method for revitalization.
“Imagine a city where 5 million visits are generated by 13,000 small projects — that’s a cure for the common city,” Picker said.”
We will post video from Eve’s talk when it becomes available. Until then, here’s a sneak peak of her slide deck!
Join us for a free brown-bag lunch and Curbside Chat on Friday, January 11th, sponsored by cityLAB and Bruno Works.
Why are our cities and towns so short of resources despite decades of robust growth?
Why do we struggle at the local level just to maintain our basic infrastructure?
What do we do now that the economy has changed so dramatically?
Friday, January 11th
945 Liberty Avenue, Floor 5
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
See you there!
…they all live in Garfield and are a part of the Garfield Freelancers Database!
While cityLAB finishes up door-to-door surveying for the Garfield Creative Census, we’ll keep the online survey open so more people can take it — and be a part of the Freelancers Database too! Take the census here today!
Best wishes for a safe and happy holiday,
They will be selling mad science supplies, handing out mad science mementos, and hosting a make-and-take activity for youth and adults. And, of course, there will be snacks!
cityLAB is pleased to announce the Garfield Creative Census, which will provide a baseline for counting creative workers, dabblers, and hobbyists in the 6% Place and beyond.
Take the Garfield Creative Census here – and opt in to join the Garfield Freelancers Database, which will provide a new way for clients and customers to find local creative businesses. The survey will be open until November 15th.
We’re counting on you!
Each day in September, Eric posts a set of new cartoons reporting on small moments observed around Pittsburgh; the news items are geo-located on large maps in the gallery with yarn. They are a sight to see in person, and excerpts from them are on Eric’s website, where he keeps a blog with photographs, drawings, and stories heard around the city.
Check it out!
The 6% Place is “an innovative path to socially compassionate community change” says Rob Stephany, director of the Heinz Endowments’ community and economic development program. “We want to see vibrant neighborhoods with strong market forces at work and to make sure that low-income people clearly benefit from that vibrancy.”