Golden Arapahoe Steps

Golden Arapahoe Steps At Celebration Plaza Breaks Ground

Historic downtown Golden, Colorado, will soon have a community-centric “living room.” Projected to open in Spring 2019, the Calvary Episcopal Church Arapahoe Steps at Celebration Plaza will welcome travelers, visitors and neighbors into a lively, lushly-landscaped public space that will accommodate festivals, art and farmers markets, chili cook-offs and celebrations while providing additional connectivity and parking for the busy city center. See/read more here.

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…