Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Taking Art Power to the Streets

Calling individual artists, families, faith-based groups, community based organizations, youth groups, education groups, community leaders, volunteers, civic groups, sororities and fraternities! We're taking the power of art to the street!

Change is happening this Saturday!

Do you have ideas for a short-term project that could lead to long-term advances in Chester? Join CHESTER MADE for a two-part community series led by Mike Lydon, principal of the Streiet Plans Collaborative and co-author of "Tactical Urbanism: Short-Term Action, Long-Term Change."  

Tactical urbanism is a citizen led approach to improve neighborhoods using short term, low-cost, creative projects that inspire long term change. Lydon will lead a community conversation on April 22 and a special build workshop on May 13 to introduce participants to tactical urbanism and how it can benefit the City of Chester.

Interested in learning more about tactical urbanism before the events? Read the Tactical Urbanist's Guide to Getting It Done: http://tacticalurbanismguide.com/

On April 22 from 1:00 - 5:00, Mike Lydon will introduce community members to tactical urbanism and provide an opportunity for them to think about projects that could take place in areas needing improvement such as parks, crosswalks, bus stops, etc. In addition to participating in a walking tour of Overtown to discuss possible projects, community members will hear about a special opportunity for funding for small tactical urbanism projects. 

On May 13 (time TBD) Mike will return to Chester to take action and work with community members to implement a tactical urbanism project in Overtown.  Community members will also learn how to develop and support small tactical urbanism projects in their own neighborhood. 

Registrants are required to attend both the April 22 workshop and the May 13 build event. Both events will take place at 511 Avenue of the States.  

Register at the following link: pahumanities.org/tacticalurbanism

Questions about this event? Email Ulysses Slaughter, Chester Made Project Manager at chestermade@pahumanities.org.