Take it outside: moving the museum into nature

Communicating the Museum’s (CTM) 14th Annual International Conference is in full force.  Over 300 museum directors and design professionals are heading to Sydney to engage in a platform for debate and networking.  Mark Johnson will be speaking with Dan Gottlieb, the North Carolina Museum of Art Director of Planning and Design.  Mark and Dan will explain how nature, not technology, will be the vehicle to adapt the museum to today’s world of shared experience.  CTM Program

A riverfront park in Tampa’s Urban Core is on the verge of transformation

Sept. 9, 2014 – In a well-attended press conference,  Mayor Buckhorn unveiled the Civitas-designed master plan concept for the Julian B. Riverfront Park in West Tampa.  “Riverfront Park is underutilized and undervalued given its size and potential in the heart of our urban core.  Together, Buckhorn said, the park and the west river plan could create one of the most sweeping redevelopments in Tampa history.”  Check out ABC News coverage.

Civitas Advises City of Prague on Strategies for New Economy

How does one of the world’s most intact Renaissance cities stay relevant and compete in the new millennium? This week Mark Johnson is in Prague helping the Prague Institute of Planning and Development (IPR) strategize possible solutions to this question.   Mark was invited back to meet with IPR representatives and the mayor and city council of the UNESCO-listed city for a 3-day urban planning workshop after attracting their attention at the reSITE conference held this past June.  Read more…