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Boosting the Lafayette Square area through creative reuse

Boosting the Lafayette Square area through creative reuse
CEOs for Cities, a national network of urban leaders, brought its Livability Workshop to Indianapolis last October. There, national leaders worked with a local team to hone in on keys project areas for improving the quality of life in Indianapolis. Two main focal points that emerged were “renewing our center” with Monument Circle and “reclaiming the strip” in the Lafayette Square/West 38th Street area. In the six months since the workshop, local CEOs for Cities team members launched the Monument Circle Ideas Competition. Others  — including myself through Big Car and David Forsell...
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Lafayette Square livability

As part its annual A Monumental Affair program, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful hosted a charette on Nov. 5 with the goal of cooking up innovative ideas for improving the Lafayette Square area. Local architects, designers, engineers, planners and artists teamed up to create a variety of big ideas presented at the end of that day and as part of the A Monumental Affair awards ceremony on Nov. 11, at the Indiana Roof Ballroom. You can see the teams’ presentations and notes from the day at KIB’s website. I was a facilitator at the charette, by the way, for Team 4. You can also see a list of the A...
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