Tony’s book makes a splash

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Tony Garcia, right, solicits ideas for improving the M-Path at an event with Meg Daly, left, the sparkplug of the Underline project to develop the path as a vibrant linear park.

Making news in the world of urban affairs this week is a new book called Tactical Urbanism: Short-Term Action for Long-Term Change. It’s by our chairman, Anthony Garcia, and his partner in Street Plans Collaborative, Mike Lydon. Their design firm grew out of the work that Lydon did on Miami 21, the modern rewrite of the City of Miami’s land-use plan.

The book was featured in Slate, which published an excerpt, and with an interview at Next City, the website covering metropolitan leaders, policies and innovation.  There’s more about the book, too, at the publisher’s website.

Tony will be speaking about his ideas April 2 at Books & Books in Coral Gables. The talk starts at 8 p.m.

Meetings to shape Ludlam Trail vision

A pair of charrettes — community-based planning workshops — will be held in coming weeks to help neighbors of the proposed Ludlam Trail refine their vision of a world-class linear park extending 6.2 miles from Dadeland to the City of Miami’s westernmost neighborhood. The trail has been a dream for decades, and now Friends of the Ludlam Trail — an initiative of Green Mobility Network — is working hard to make the dream a reality. Continue reading Meetings to shape Ludlam Trail vision

Art Cycle Programming

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EXHIBIT-RELATED PROGRAMS

“Bike Night at Coral Gables Museum” during Gallery Night Live!

Friday, March 6, 6pm – 9pm

Join us for the public opening of exhibits “ARTcycle 2015” and “The Underline: make it yours,” a cash bar, the awards announcement for ARTcycle Spin Off and live music.

Free.

 

Gallery Night Kids’ Club!

Friday, March 6, 6pm – 9pm

Parents enjoy a night out, while kids (ages 5-12) enjoy a party at the Museum. Offered in conjunction with Coral Gables Gallery Night and Giralda Under the Stars, this is your date night solution! Registration required. Call (305) 603-8067 or email education@coralgablesmuseum.org. $30; $25 Museum Family Members. For an additional $10, choose from a special selection of delicious and healthy meals your kids can enjoy from Seasons 52.
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Transit is key at Transportation Summit

PhilWashington The head of the American Public Transportation Association, Philip A. Washington, joins Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez at the 2015 Transportation Summit.  The all-day program Jan. 22 at Miami-Dade College’s Chapman Conference Center includes exhibits and programs to focus on the future of Miami-area public transportation.

Your gift goes further

GMNGive-Miami-Day-2014-BannerYour charitable giving goes an extra mile when you participate in Give Miami Day. During that 24-hour campaign, The Miami Foundation will match a share of your gift up to $10,000. This special opportunity starts at midnight on Thursday, November 20. To make your contribution of $25 or more, just visit givemiamiday.org and select Green Mobility Network from the list of participants. You’ll have our thanks and the knowledge that you’ve helped make greater Miami better and safer for bicycling, running, and walking.
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Congratulations, Eric!

Our secretary and co-founder Eric Tullberg was honored by the Urban Environment League last night for his many years of activism on behalf

Eric Tullberg was a founding member of Green Mobility Network and has served as its secretary almost from the start.
Eric Tullberg was a founding member of Green Mobility Network and has served as its secretary almost from the start.
of bicycling and walking.  He’s been creative, energetic, and industrious in his volunteer activity. We’ve said here before that Eric has bicycled every path south of Kendall Drive and a good number of the rest. Because of that he brings to his work with Green Mobility Network, as a member (and currently chairman) of the county’s Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee, and as an advisor to his village council, an unmatched depth of knowledge of needs and opportunities throughout the county. He richly deserves the UEL’s Orchid Award and we happily and heartily offer our congratulations.

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