Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Urban Design

A great opportunity to get involved with local folks getting organized:

Dear Urban Design Activists,

Here are two great events that we hope you’ll take part in!

“Urban” is not a four-letter word Thursday, June 11 6:30-8:30 Main St. Architects - 422 E. Main St., Ventura (upstairs) Free Event

Nick Deitch presents an in-depth look at what New Urbanism is, and how it could play a role right here in Ventura City. He will share slides and a wealth of knowledge from his decades of work as an involved architect, designer, and activist. Afterword there will be a chance for discussion and dialog.

“Although it might seem foreign to many of us, urban form is actually our most natural habitat. People throughout the world live comfortable fulfilling lives in urban places. Urbanism is the constant pursuit of creating, shaping and reshaping our built habitat – our neighborhoods, towns and cities. Good urbanism allows us to live closer together comfortably, with less reliance on the car and more reliance on neighborhood proximity to the stuff of daily life.” – Nick Deitch VCCool’s New Urbanism Pod

Monthly meeting
Thursday – June 18th 6:30 – 8pm Main St. Architects - 422 E. Main St., Ventura (upstairs)
This is a work and strategy meeting, so please do attend if you’re ready to roll your sleeves up, or if you think you might be ready to do so but need more info. Topics for discussion: We’re becoming more focused on promoting a city designed for enjoyment by people instead of for the storage of cars. Our last meeting sketched out a rough plan of action. Now, we need to decide on a name, vote on our new “statement of purpose,” and map out goals and objectives and milestones. Hope to see you soon. Please feel free to call if you have questions.

Warm Regards,
Rachel Morris VCCool President www.vccool.org (805)648-1267

VCCool is a Ventura County global warming action group. Our mission is to engage all people of Ventura County in promoting a healthy climate.

This event is one of a series of events that the VCCool New Urbanism pod is presenting to open the vision and the dialog for greener communities. If you have friends or people who could benefit from learning more, please invite them – this is an important chance meet and share. Please pass the word!