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Tactical Urban Interventions


Catalyst founder Eric Leocadio will be a panelist at Tactical Urban Interventions on Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 6:00pm - 8:30pm at California State University, Long Beach at the University Art Museum (UAM). The event is part of the M&A exhibition at the UAM is dedicated to the work of Urban Applications(UA), a project of Materials & Applications. UA has begun to partner with other groups in Los Angeles county who are responding to multiple civic needs by developing community-engaged projects that interpret local environmental infrastructure improvements and include area residents in hands-on experiences that promote deeper understanding in and ownership of their immediate environment. 

What are some of the best strategies to engage communities in the development of new public places?
What are some of the problems with opening the design process to non-designers? What are the opportunities?

Tiffany Chen, Long Beach Office of Sustainability and GreenLB
Jenna Didier, Materials & Applications and Urban Applications
Eric Leocadio, Catalyst Network of Communities
Brian Ulaszewski, City Fabrick
Unable to attend: Jimmy Ng, The Growing Experience

Moderated by John Southern – Principal of Urban Operations, and Faculty at Woodbury University School of Architecture.

For more info, see the event page on Facebook here.