Archives for the month of: November, 2010

Okay, one last post before bed. A lot of points made at the last charrette lead me toward a conclusion about how we experience places – details matter. Often we point out details that don’t work and we’d like to repair improve – ghosts of painted over graffiti, bits of faded trash, deteriorating concrete and steel, weeds that have made a home in forgotten corners and alleys. It’s easy to forget that Glen Echo and Glen Echo Ravine offer endless positive details – particularly this time of year. Here are are few of them…


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Thanks to everyone who attended today’s charrette. And thanks again to Wild Goose Creative for the use of their space.  Bigger group this time and lots of great ideas shared. I’ll share details of the discussion and brainstorming after I gather all of the notes and drawings.


Agenda for Saturday’s charrette is posted in the black box below. Download and enjoy :-)

Do you live in Glen Echo and need something to do this weekend? How about helping us think about the future of Glen Echo? This  Saturday, we’re holding our second public planning meeting at the wonderful Wild Goose Creative. The plan is to discuss neighborhood issues related to our boundary corridors (Hudson Ave and Indianola Ave) as well as through traffic issues on 4th and Arcadia. Bring your experiences and ideas. In case you’ve never experienced a charrette – and unless you went to architecture or design school, there’s a good chance you haven’t – it’s a way to bring together people with diverse solutions to a problem together to start solving the problem. In this case the problem is loosely – traffic – or, what we can do to help me avoid getting myself  killed crossing Hudson to go to Rumba Cafe. In case you’re not a regular Hudson sidewalk pedestrian, I’ll post some photos of exactly what I’m talking about.

Charrette Details:
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM at Wild Goose Creative, 2491 Summit Street, Columbus.
Saturday, November 6, 2010