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Gainesville's Urban Now

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A Review of Current Conditions

A Review of Current Conditions

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  • 1. GainesvillesUrban Now A Reviewof CurrentConditions
  • 2. Conceptual Framework1: Infrastructural Citya: Hard Infrastructure "things"(physical infrastructure, urban redevelopment)b: Soft Infrastructure"adaptive networks engendered by meshing the demands of landscape, urbanism, andsustainability"(Non-profits/NGOs, citizen involvement)2: Foodscapes a: Urban Agriculture, productive landscapes
  • 3. Things are happening. But who is doing them?Hard infrastructure, top down/institutional, or real estate driven.
  • 4. The Continuum project is a housing development forUniversity of Florida graduate students.
  • 5. UF and Shandshave gone Green: Inrecent years UF hascompleted 18LEED-certified UFfacilities, and fivehave received Goldcertification.
  • 6. What aboutAGH??
  • 7. "Call it the Hub-bub - the groundswell of chatter aboutAlachua Countys emerging technology sectorpromises to get louder with the construction of theFlorida Innovation Hub at the University of Florida"
  • 8. CRA 6th Street Rail to Trial connects toHawthorne/Paynes Praire
  • 9. "Revitalization of HaisleyLynch Park"
  • 10. Organized events. Hactivism?Soft Infrastructure, urban agriculture Citizens Co-op is a legal entity in the State of Florida that is structured to operate as a cooperative association.
  • 11. SW 5th Ave and SW 3rd St
  • 12. DIY?Why not?Local Food
  • 13. South East First and South Main
  • 14. by Bob Freeman contact boobfree@hotmail.com
  • 15. Opportunities/Challenges..AGH something is going up but only small part of the 11-acre complex...Cabot/Koppers remediation, restoration, lawsuits...GRUs Main St-Depot acreage Cade Musuem, "serve as Gainesville’s “Central Park”.
  • 16. Cabot-Koppers site Gainesvilles own EPA SuperFund site.Occupies 140 acres between Northwest 23rd and 39th avenues to the west of Main StreetA group of seven Gainesville residents on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against three companiesresponsible for the cleanup of a contaminated site near North Main Street, seeking $500 million -Gainesville Sun April 20th 2010
  • 17. Cade Museum- DepotPark plans
  • 18. "Lowe said the site could be a great asset to downtown and the city ingeneral that will tie into the Depot Park redevelopment."
  • 19. Some ideas from other places Viet Village Urban Farm New Orleans, Louisiana, to replace 30 + acres of old community gardens in Post Katrina New Orleans http://www.asla. org/sustainablelandscapes/vietvillage.html Gowanus Canal and the Canal Nest Colony project. http://faslanyc.blogspot. com/search/label/canal%20nest% 20colony
  • 20. What can we do? What defines/represent Gainesville?a) do it ourselves(volunteer)b) interface/civic(ism)Join a citizen advisory board (I am on three)c) investigate(know the city you live in)