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By all accounts, CycLOUvia Three Points and the Better Block Shelby Park project were a big hit this weekend. A huge congratulations to all those who helped organize, plan, set up, vend, or otherwise participated in a great weekend of Tactical Urbanism in Louisville! To name a few, good work Center for Neighborhoods (CFN), Louisville […]

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Your weekend in Tactical Urbanism begins tonight in Shelby Park. Two major events—Shelby Park Better Block and CycLOUvia Three Points—are set to transform how we interact with streets in Louisville. And it looks like this could be one of the most intense urban interventions Louisville has seen. Tonight, Friday, May 12 from 5:

The post Don’t miss Shelby Park Better Block and CycLOUvia Three Points this weekend! appeared first on Broken Sidewalk.

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At 380 square miles, Louisville is a big place. In those miles, it’s filled with a diverse range of people all facing different situations in life. So how well do we understand our fellow Louisvillians? Does an east-end suburbanite really understand what it’s like to hear gunshots on a near daily basis?

The post Quote of the Day: How healthy is public life in Louisville? appeared first on Broken Sidewalk.

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ReSurfaced is coming back to Liberty and Shelby streets for another round of pop-up events and experiences this summer. The experiment in creating place from thin air has adjusted course after last year’s iteration and is ready for a new season with an updated look. “One of the things we learned is the space is […]

The post ReSurfaced is back in June with a greener, more intimate pop-up vibe appeared first on Broken Sidewalk.

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A couple weeks ago, we took a look at the public art installation to be built beneath the Ninth Street interchange of Interstate 64. Designed by a team led by Philadelphia’s Interface Studio Architecture (ISA), The Louisville Knot seeks to draw people to the forlorn block with hopes of convincing locals that the Ninth Street Divide is […]

The post Quote of the Day: ISA principal Brian Phillips on Tactical Urbanism appeared first on Broken Sidewalk.

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Earlier this week, we took a look at an old editorial from 1955 calling for the bombing of Downtown Louisville to make way for modern development that would accommodate the automobile. It turns out, Louisville did, in a way, bomb itself away in the years after World War II, only in slow motion with a […]

The post This map shows just how much Downtown has changed in 60 years appeared first on Broken Sidewalk.

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On June 29, 1955, the Courier-Journal published an editorial accompanied by a photo of Rotterdam after it was destroyed by bombs during World War II. “Bombs falling on crowded Fourth Street—that is a horrible thought to Louisvillians,” the editorial began. But this lament wasn’t a plea for world peace or the documentation of a tragedy a decade earlier. […]

The post That time the Courier-Journal proposed bombing Downtown Louisville appeared first on Broken Sidewalk.

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One of the two main goals of the Move Louisville plan, the city’s 20-year transportation plan, is to reduce the number of miles people drive each day. The plan calls for reducing Vehicle Miles Travelled (VMT) by 500,000 per day, which might sound like a lot, but is really only a tiny sliver—2.6 percent—of the overall daily […]

The post To the moon and back: Louisville’s sky-high problem with Vehicle Miles Travelled appeared first on Broken Sidewalk.

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In June 2015, city officials cut the ribbon on a new street in Downtown Louisville—Guthrie Street. For half a century, a half-block of Guthrie between Third Street and Fourth Street had been closed to car traffic as a pedestrian mall called Guthrie Green. That 250-foot-long, car-free strip was the predecessor to and last vestige of […]

The post Shifting Ground: The building and rebuilding of Louisville at Fourth and Guthrie streets appeared first on Broken Sidewalk.

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Tomorrow, Wednesday, July 20, the Downtown Development Review Overlay (DDRO) Committee will examine a proposal for a new mixed-use office building proposed for the corner of Market Street and Preston Street on the Nucleus block—sorry, the JD Nichols Campus for Innovation & Entrepreneurship block. We previously looked at the structure’s design, by Cincinnati-based BHDP Architecture, over […]

The post Nucleus Building 2 gets architecture right, but should ditch this anti-urban driveway appeared first on Broken Sidewalk.

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