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?
Beth Heller This month, inspired by the summertime commemoration of revolutionary events like the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4,1776 and last month’s Juneteenth celebration of the emancipation of Texas slaves on June 19th,1865, our blog will take a look at disruption – ideas that create worth by replacing the status quo… Continue reading Revolutionary Thinking
Beth Heller After last week’s post about terroir, a fun word for the mash-up of flavor and place, we got to thinking that local flavor isn’t the only thing that develops a hyper-local economy. There’s another piece of the puzzle, one that entails the sharing of different perspectives and traditions with our neighbors, one that… Continue reading Southern on Main
Beth Heller With this month’s blog focusing on all things hyperlocal, we thought we’d zoom in on Greater Green Bay’s local food landscape. Food culture, as we described in our article Does Friday Fish Promote Well-Being, is one of the elements that truly define a place. In fact, the French even have a word for… Continue reading Discovering Greater Green Bay’s Unique Flavor
Beth Heller This month our blog will be exploring the concept of hyper-local, a buzzword with environmental, economic, marketing and geographic connotations. For our first post, we are sharing this video featuring St. Norbert College’s hydroponic growing towers, which live right in the middle of the students’ main dining hall. In this instance, hyper-local is… Continue reading Why Is Hyper-Local Essential to the Future of Greater Green Bay?
Beth Heller Spring and summer in the Greater Green Bay Area offer a fabulous array of road races, bike rides and outdoor events that invite muscles that have been doing other things (or nothing at all) during the winter months. For this month’s final focus on “street level” well-being in Greater Green Bay, we thought… Continue reading Don’t Let These Mistakes Cramp Your Summer Fun!
Beth Heller As our view from the street level of Green Bay continues, we’re excited to share that one area business has thrown down a “gauntlet” to other local companies in an effort to get more employees out and about on Greater Green Bay’s awesome trails. BayCare Clinic Bikes – an initiative promoting bicycling as… Continue reading Friendly Gauntlet Thrown Down on County Trails!