Parking As Pause For Reflection

Parking As Pause For Reflection

An open-source annual global event, PARK(ing) Day invites fresh perspective, transforming workaday on-street metered parking into magical mini pop-up parks – one space at a time. For its contribution, Civitas’ “Reflect Den” concept made the medium the message, reimagining the “thought cloud” in balloon form, crafting an unexpected and inviting garden/pavilion/sculpture. See/read more here.

Mark Johnson Discusses Public/Private Partnership In Prague, Brno

Mark Johnson Discusses Public/Private Partnerships In Prague, Brno

A Civitas project in Brno, Czech Republic, with 4ct Platform of Prague, develops a new mixed-use neighborhood on mostly vacant land, connecting the historic city center to the river via a new linear park. This week Mark Johnson leads a forum in Prague, Oct. 2, and presents in Brno, Oct. 3, using the project to discuss the complex issues of public and private roles in creating new environments in very old cities. View fly-over animation of the project here…

Belmar Town Center Wins International “Healthy 10-Minute Neighborhood” Honor

Belmar Wins International “Healthy 10-Minute Neighborhood” Honor

From suburban Denver midcentury mall to vital urban neighborhood, the “dying mall retrofit” that became Belmar Town Center just won Civitas the 2018 International Making Cities Livable Honor Award for Excellence in Designing Healthy, 10-Minute Neighborhoods. The jury praised the eco-friendly street designs and heart-of-the-new-center plaza as a “locus for growth of a new place-based community.” Read more…