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Events for May 4, 2017

Jane’s Walk Global Weekend Festival Expands to Fifteen Citizen-Led Neighborhood Tours in Providence: May 4-7

Thursday May 4, 2017

Get to know some of Providence’s hidden treasures during Jane’s Walk, a global festival on the first weekend in May! Inspired by urban activist Jane Jacobs, Jane’s Walk promotes urban literacy by encouraging people to get out and explore their neighborhoods. Unlike typical guided tours, these free walks are led by volunteer citizen guides who share knowledge of their own communities while inspiring participants to think, talk, and connect. Providence is now one of 209 participating cities in 41 countries across 6 continents, and we expect that number to grow!

Since 2014, hundreds of people have participated in 26 walks that have been organized in Providence. The following walks are currently scheduled for the 2017 festival weekend, with meeting locations and other details listed at: janeswalk.org/united-states/providence/. Participants should wear comfortable shoes, find their leaders at their designated meeting spots, and be ready for lively discussions while on the move. Advance registration is not required except for the Friday afternoon walk focused on Rhode Island and the International Slave Trade.

Thursdday, May 4th:
·         Providence Infrastructure (led by Ian Baldwin): outside Union Station Brewery, 6:00 PM.
 
Friday, May 5th:
·         Rhode Island and the International Slave Trade (led by Elon Cook): intersection of Brown and Power streets, 2:30 PM.
·         Providence at Night (led by Barbara Barnes and Jennifer Wilson): Brick Market Square at the Providence River, 7:30 PM.
 
Saturday May 6th:
·         Discover the Moshassuck River (led by Greg Gerritt): head of the tide of the river, 9:00 AM.
·         Explore Providence’s River District (led by Seth Zeren and Barnaby Evans): Foundry visitor parking lot, 9:30 AM.
·         Roger Williams Park (led by Jessica David and Chris Ackley): Monument to Roger Williams, 10:00 AM.
·         Citizens of the North Burial Ground (led by Catherine Hurst, Fran Leazes): Steps inside entrance, North Main and Cemetery streets, 10:30 AM.
·         Providence’s Waterfront—the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (led by David Brussat): Crawford Street Bridge, 12:00 PM.
·         Revisiting a Northern Elmwood Neighborhood in the Making (led by Doug Victor): Dialysis Center of Rhode Island parking lot, 12:30 PM.
·         West Broadway/Armory Walk (led by Taylor Polites): Bell Street Chapel, 2:00 PM.
 
Sunday, May 7th:
·         Summit neighborhood—what happened to the circus? (led by Edward Neubauer and Mike Fink): Rochambeau monument, 11:00 AM.
·         The Historic Jewelry District—Past, Present, and Future (led by Olin Thompson): small wooden park at corner of Richardson and Ship Streets, 12:00 PM.
·         Providence’s Latino Cultural Corridor (led by Marta Martinez): Mi Sueno restaurant, 1070 Broad Street, 12:00 PM.
·         Transit and Placemaking to Create a New Downtown Corridor (led by Greg Nordin and Anne Galbraith): Kennedy Plaza berth E, 2:00 PM.
·         Walk West Fountain Street (led by Sarah Zurier and Adrienne Gagnon): NE corner of Dean and Washington streets, 3:30 PM.
 

Please note that the walks are planned to go ahead, rain or shine. Find more information about the global festival at janeswalk.org/ .


Green RI 2017

Thursday May 4, 2017

4:30 PM to 8:30 PM

IIDANE Providence City Center, AIAri, and RISLA are joining together to host the 2017 Green RI Sustainable Product Showcase this May. Companies producing earth-friendly building materials will be setting up shop to display their latest and greatest products for industry members to view. In addition to exploring the tradeshow floor, attendees will have the opportunity to attend CEU presentations, network with peers, and learn about the latest innovations regarding sustainable products from various vendors. The event also includes an Earth Day sample collection so fill up a box (or three!) as you’re spring cleaning your material library and donate unused/unwanted sample materials at the event!


DATE & SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Thursday, May 4, 2017

5:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Sustainable Design Showcase & Networking
FREE to all – IDANE Providence City Center, AIAri, and RISLA are joining together to host the 2017 Green RI Sustainable Product Showcase this May. Companies producing earth-friendly building materials will be setting up shop to display their latest and greatest products for industry members to view. In addition to exploring the tradeshow floor, Attendees will be have the opportunity to attend CEU presentations, network with peers, and learn about the latest innovations regarding sustainable products from various vendors.

CEU Presentations - 4:30 - 7:30:

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. “Trace it Back: A Course in Transparency” provides an overview of materials transparency and how it relates to green building, and socially and environmentally responsible manufacturing. A representative from 3form will explain product life cycle and how materials potentially affect the environment and health of building occupants. CEUs available: AIA 1 HSW/LU hour, ASLA 1 credit/HSW, IDCEC 1 credit/subject code 5, USGBC 1 GBCI CE Hour”

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. “Living Green Walls” A presentation by Green Plants for Green Buildings that offers a comprehensive overview of living walls systems and their benefits.  The presentation provides a summary of the research being done on living walls, requirements and design features for successful plantings, best practices, health and well-being benefits, general costs and the overall benefits to the environment. CEUs available: AIA 1 HSW/LU hour, ASLA 1 credit, IDCEC 0.1 credit/subject code 4, USGBC 1 GBCI CE Hour

6:30 – 7:30 p.m. “Incentives, Assistance and Training: Demystifying Services to Support Your Energy Efficient and High Performance Sites, Buildings and Interiors” will explain how your next project can benefit from National Grid’s New Construction Services Program, presented by Kathleen Arthur of National Grid. CEUs available: AIA 1 HSW/LU hour, ASLA 1 credit/HSW, IDCEC credit pending accredidation.

5:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Earth Day Sample Collection: Donate your unused or unwanted sample materials!
In the spirit of Earth Day, a sample collection effort has been organized for the day of the event so don’t forget to bring your old materials and samples! All samples donated will benefit Resources Recycling for RI Education. They are a registered 501c3 non-profit that help stimulate creative learning by offering low-cost and no-cost materials for educators. A drop-off location will be available at the entrance of the event. 


LOCATION

Roger Williams Botanical Garden
1000 Elmwood Ave
Providence, RI


ATTENDEE REGISTRATION 

Product Showcase & Networking
Free! Pre-registration is preferred. To register to attend, please click here!

CEU Pricing 

IIDA, AIA, & ASLA Members: Free
Non-members: $25
Students: $10


 

QUESTIONS?

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