Beth Heller In October, Live54218 will be debuting our new name and expanded vision at a fun community kick-off event in the Titletown District. In preparation for this exciting reveal, we’re using the coming weeks to spotlight some of the wins that have result from recent community collaborations with the goal of highlighting the power… Continue reading The Power of “We:” WMS Wins!
Beth Heller Active, connected communities that are truly well have more than just bike lanes. From the perspective of well-being, action is more than physical exercise and connected means more than getting from point A to point B. One of the key elements of well-being theory is that helping communities connect to a sense of… Continue reading Greening and Cleaning
Beth Heller I took my first ride on a Lime Bike last weekend. Here’s how it went down. My extra-long Sunday morning walk had started great, with cool temps and passing clouds. But by the time I started home, the lovely northern Wisconsin morning had morphed into a “South Florida” mid-afternoon. As I stood sweating,… Continue reading Limes Limes Everywhere!
Beth Heller We’ve written before about the opportunity we see for the Green Bay area to capture a significant share of the “affordable urban” lifestyle brand springing up across the nation. In a nutshell, the lifestyle folks are seeking – active environment, ecologically sustainable, mixed-use downtowns with residential, restaurants, shops and groceries – is based… Continue reading Living Into Livability: What’s the GGBACA?
Katie Maccoux Over the past eight weeks, I have had the opportunity to intern at Live54218. This role allowed me to meet countless people, observe a plethora of community health initiatives, and truly see a connected community that shares a passion for well-being. I grew up in Green Bay, yet never really thought about the… Continue reading A Disruption of Thinking
Beth Heller On September 21 and 22, On Broadway Inc. will launch a Build a Better Block event on the west side of Green Bay’s downtown. Straight out of the tactical urbanism play book, this event focuses on taking one short stretch of downtown roadway and completely transforming it over the course of two days,… Continue reading Better Block = Disruption
Beth Heller “Parklets,” a.k.a parking spaces that are temporarily converted into mini-parks, “chair-bombs” built from recycled materials in inhospitable spaces with the goal of inviting community, and even homemade traffic signs placed by concerned parents in school zones: these are examples of tactical urbanism. The term, coined in 2010, is a catch-all for an array… Continue reading Tactical Urbanism: Guerilla Action or Innovative Strategy?