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And the winner is…Urbanism on Tap!

Members of CNU Tampa Bay and the Urban Charrette (left to right): Steve Schukraft, Vinod Kadu, Erin Chantry, Gui de Almeida, Ali Ankudowich, Evan Johnson, and Stephen  Benson

Members of CNU Tampa Bay and the Urban Charrette (left to right): Steve Schukraft, Vinod Kadu, Erin Chantry, Gui de Almeida, Ali Ankudowich, Evan Johnson, and Stephen Benson

We are thrilled to announce that Urbanism on Tap has won the 2014 Award of Excellence from the Sun Coast Section of the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association. This award recognizes an organization, initiative, urban planning process or project which is unique and revolutionary within the Tampa Bay Region. Urbanism on Tap was highlighted as an innovative concept that supports participatory planning principles and demonstrates excellence in the planning profession. If you haven’t yet experienced Urbanism on Tap – the program combines outreach, networking, and education into a unique series of events. Urbanism on Tap provides participants with an opportunity to engage in constructive informal conversations about current issues shaping the community. Events are held at neighborhood gathering places – not public institutions – usually a bar or pub that is family friendly. Both locals and professionals are welcome where a free exchange of knowledge and experiences is encouraged. The goal is to raise grassroots awareness and provide an opportunity for the average person to explore and engage with issues shaping their urban environment.  CNU Tampa Bay members and representatives from the Urban Charrette jointly accepted the award at an awards reception on November 21 at the Tampa Museum of Art.

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CNU Tampa Bay’s Holiday Party @ The Canopy in St. Pete

2CNU Tampa Bay’s Holiday Party @ The Canopy in St. Pete

Celebrate the holidays with fellow new urbanists and friends at CNU Tampa Bay’s Holiday Party at the Canopy on Beach Drive in Downtown St. Petersburg. Join us the evening of December 6th to share some excellent company, an amazing view, a hearty selection of hors d’oeuvres, and a round of complimentary drinks for the first 25 followed by a cash bar.

Where: The Canopy Cabanas at the Birchwood, 340 Beach Drive, NE in Downtown St. Petersburg

When: December 6th from 6:00 to 8:00pm

 

PLEASE RSVP HERE.

Happy Holidays!

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Urbanism on Tap – The Places We Go Series

PART I: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 – 5:30-7:00pm – New World Brewery (1313 E. 8th Avenue, Tampa, FL)

PART II: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 – 5:30-7:00pm – New World Brewery (1313 E. 8th Avenue, Tampa, FL)

PART III: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 – 5:30-7:00pm – New World Brewery (1313 E. 8th Avenue, Tampa, FL)

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Urbanism on Tap is an event organized by CNU TampaBay and the Urban Charrette designed to give an opportunity for the community to engage in constructive conversations about current ideas shaping our city. The format is simple enough – We’ll provoke the conversation with a quick slideshow and then start a lively dialog Open Mic style.

The second series of three events is called The Places We Go, and is focused on understanding how we live, work, and play in Tampa!

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#1 – Urban Spaces, Urban Places – Where Do You Go? – September 10, 2013
What are your favorite places? Why are these places important to you? What makes them feel comfortable or special? Let’s have a drink and admire the gems of Tampa Bay.

#2 – Transportation – How Do You Get There? – November 12, 2013
How do you get to those special places? What determines your choices in getting around your city? What do you envision for the future and what are the most important considerations? Let’s discuss.

#3 – Our Neighborhoods – Where Do You Come From? – January 14, 2014
Tell us about the place you call home. Where do you live and why? How should your neighborhood change and how should it stay the same? Let’s talk about the role neighborhoods play in the city.

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