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Various things I’m in the news for:

UCONN Housing in StamfordUConn dorms to bring ‘vibrancy’ to downtown Stamford
By Nora Naughton Updated 5:41 pm, Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Cleaning Up StamfordReal estate group looks to spruce up downtown
By Martin B. Cassidy Published 12:15 pm, Friday, July 15, 2016

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Autonomous Vehicles Will Be Driven By Data

The pace of technology adoption has never been faster, which is why we are seeing reports about the new features of autonomous driving introduced by car manufacturers. The policy implications from a land use and development standpoint are significant. Before you scoff at the idea of how driverless cars will change anything, consider this: legislators rushed to enact laws against

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Innovation Starts with Trying Something New

  Last week I was thrilled to be part of a Smart City Hackathon hosted by @Comcast and @TechnicallyPHL. Civic tech is at the forefront of my interests in building creative places in cities, and I was curious about LoRa. As part of a long and convoluted Connecticut Innovation initiative, I’ll be leading a GIG WiFi project in Stamford, amongst

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a series of serious updates

Running a blog circa 2006-2010 was an exhausting but rewarding endeavor. I miss the daily grind of posting about all things irksome and awesome, although it’s taken me several years to get to that feeling. Of course, the media landscape has changed, and aggregators like Medium, social media like Twitter and Facebook and the image-laden snapchat and Instagram have morphed

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Public Art in Bridgeport

I was quite surprised to see that my public art project was still hanging on McLevy Hall in Bridgeport. The install was in March of 2015, so I am fortunate to have had the “Buy Bridgeport” WPA-esque installation up for over a year.  Other art installations have not been so fortunate.

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Placemaking News

The Norwalk 2.0 trip to CT Main Streets workshop resulted in this bit of news: In Norwalk, the folks from Norwalk 2.0  are the grassroots movers and shakers behind creative public spaces where people gather and connect. Using inexpensive strategies including a mural art trail, storefront dance, “fence art” and colorful adirondack chairs, Maribeth Becker and Jackie Lightfield have transformed places like littered, overgrown public parks to vibrant gathering

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Fence Art Project

Explore your city As part of the FACES of Norwalk project, we wanted to create a walking tour from City Hall to the library to celebrate the rich history of our original downtown, and develop a plan to place public art murals in the area. While we did commission two brilliant artworks as part of that project, we couldn’t gain

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Norwalk 2.0 and Stuff About Creating a Creative Economy in Norwalk

Norwalk 2.0 has been engaged in programming a series of arts, exhibits and community projects in the historic Norwalk downtown in order to improve the neighborhood support economic development and bring people to our beautiful historic downtown These neighborhood includes, Wall Street, The Norwalk Public Library, Mill Hill Historic Park, Freese Park, the Town Green, Main Street, Issacs Street, Garden

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The Art of the Pop Up

Norwalk 2.0 has been developing pop up exhibits by transforming vacant storefronts. Click here to learn more about Norwalk 2.0.    

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