KCS Garden Cleanup w/Shreveport DDA
Sep
13
5:30 PM17:30

KCS Garden Cleanup w/Shreveport DDA

  • Shreveport Downtown Development Authority (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hello Re-Formers!

We are happy to announce our new project - the downtown KCS Garden Cleanup!

You may have seen the old concrete columns on the corner of Marshall St. and Cotton St. Re-Former Kathleen Yerby approached us about helping the Downtown Development Authority ("DDA") in their efforts in beautifying the corner. And of course, we hopped at the opportunity!

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Join us at 416 Cotton Street, this Wednesday (9/13) at 5:30pm! The project will consist of:

  • cleaning up litter
  • freshening up the art installations
  • installing water catchment gardens

We'll see you guys there!!

Sincerely, the Re-Form Team

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Re-Form Shreveport Presents: Urban3's Joe Minicozzi
Jun
22
6:00 PM18:00

Re-Form Shreveport Presents: Urban3's Joe Minicozzi

Re-Form Shreveport is excited to continue its speaker series with Urban3's Joe Minicozzi on June 22, 2017.

Join us at Central Arstation (801 Crockett) downtown for a presentation by Joe and his firm's work and how it can apply to Shreveport development.

ABOUT URBAN 3
Urban3 pioneered geo-spatial representation of economic productivity, allowing communities to determine which areas are best for development. This approach has prompted a paradigm shift in understanding the economic potency of urbanism and the value of well-designed cities. Their studies for municipalities across the United States, Canada and New Zealand have affected the reevaluation of public policy and instituted a broader understanding of market dynamics created by tax policy.

ABOUT JOE MINICOZZI
Joe is a sought after lecturer on city planning issues and his work has been featured in numerous journals and at international conferences. He is a founding member of the Western North Carolina-based, non-profit Asheville Design Center. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Miami and Master of Architecture and Urban Design from Harvard University.

Checkout this video for more information about Urban3.

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Re-Form Shreveport Lunch: Urban3's Joe Minicozzi
Jun
22
11:30 AM11:30

Re-Form Shreveport Lunch: Urban3's Joe Minicozzi

  • Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Re-Form Shreveport for a luncheon with Urban3's Joe Minicozzi on June 22, 2017 at the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce (400 Edwards St) downtown for a presentation by Joe and his firm's work and how it can apply to Shreveport development. The presentation will start at noon.

NOTE: A box lunch is available for pre-sale at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/joe-minicozzi-talk-box-lunch-tickets-34706099879?aff=es2 soon!

ABOUT URBAN 3
Urban3 pioneered geo-spatial representation of economic productivity, allowing communities to determine which areas are best for development. This approach has prompted a paradigm shift in understanding the economic potency of urbanism and the value of well-designed cities. Their studies for municipalities across the United States, Canada and New Zealand have affected the reevaluation of public policy and instituted a broader understanding of market dynamics created by tax policy.

ABOUT JOE MINICOZZI
Joe is a sought after lecturer on city planning issues and his work has been featured in numerous journals and at international conferences. He is a founding member of the Western North Carolina-based, non-profit Asheville Design Center. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Miami and Master of Architecture and Urban Design from Harvard University.

Checkout this video for more information about Urban3.

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Highland Park Work Day 3
Jun
3
9:00 AM09:00

Highland Park Work Day 3

Re-Form Shreveport has partnered with the City of Shreveport, SPAR, and Caddo Parish to adopt Highland Park and have received their blessing to restore its natural state.

We have also teamed up with the long-standing Shreveport Green as a helping hand in making this project a reality.

Local business Figlio Tree Service, LLC will be generously supplying branches and other organic debris removed from private property which will be used to create the erosion barriers. If you have yard waste (leaves, sticks, branches) we can use that material as well.

The only thing left is YOU! We need help moving the logs and debris into place, measuring and preparing the space for rehabilitation. The process is so simple that we can teach you on site! Just show up ready to work and together we can restore Highland Park.

Watch this video for more info!

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Highland Park Cleanup: Part 2
Apr
22
9:00 AM09:00

Highland Park Cleanup: Part 2

On April 22, the Saturday after Earth Day, we will be returning to Highland Park to shore up the conservation work we performed last fall which worked to slow erosion of the park into the Red River.

We will bring water, snacks, and some tools. Come wearing long pants. Wear boots and bring gloves if available. We will have trash bags, some extras gloves and tools on hand, but bring your own if you can!

Suggested tools:

  • Rakes
  • Sledge Hammers or Rubber Mallets
  • Spades
  • Trash clamps
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Highland Park Clean Up
Nov
19
10:00 AM10:00

Highland Park Clean Up

  • 1900 Coty Street Shreveport, LA, 71101 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

OBJECTIVE
We will be clearing the park of trash and ensuring walkways and sidewalks are clean and safe while looking at future ways to assist the park. Through the day we will casually discuss ideas for re-forming of Shreveport in light of Chuck Marohn's visit last month. We will also learn about a Highland resident's endeavor to combat problems like erosion.

WHEN/WHERE
Meet us at the south end of Highland Park at the Tennis Courts on Saturday, November 19th at 10am. There we will discuss a plan of action for the day and officially kick off our first community project and show this wonderful city park some love! 

HOW
We will be bringing an assortment of tools, trash bags, waters, snack, and we will provide some pizza lunch goodness. Come prepared for work with a fun-loving and civic-minded attitude! We encourage everyone to bring work or gardening gloves for safety and protection. If you have and would like to bring your own equipment, we encourage it! We will be using:

- Rakes
- Push Brooms
- Gas Blowers
- Weed Eaters
- Bush Shears

We can't wait to see you all there!

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Re-Form Shreveport + Strong Towns: Shreveport Block Tours
Oct
8
10:00 AM10:00

Re-Form Shreveport + Strong Towns: Shreveport Block Tours

Join Charles Marohn to learn Strong Towns principles as they apply to our immediate area. You can learn how to view your city through the Strong Towns perspective by attending one or both sets of block tours:

Block Tours, Set 1 (10:00-11:30):
Artspace, 710 Texas St.
N. Market Industrial District, 262 N. Market St.
Return to Artspace, 710 Texas St.

Block Tours, Set 2 (11:30-1:00):
Shreveport Common, 783 Austen Pl.
Marshall Street Under I-20, 1158 Marshall St.
Return to Artspace, 710 Texas St.

 

Sponsors

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Re-Form Shreveport + Strong Towns: Curbside Chat
Oct
7
5:30 PM17:30

Re-Form Shreveport + Strong Towns: Curbside Chat

"Curbside Chat" Keynote: 5:30 to 7:00; Break: 7:00 to 7:30; Q&A Discussion: 7:30 to 9:00

The Curbside Chat, featuring Charles Marohn of Strong Towns, will outline how how Shreveport can achieve productive growth in the face of many challenges. Strong Towns covers issues such as transportation, land-use planning, and urban development, all with an eye toward financial productivity and return on investment. They address questions such as:

  1. Why are our governments so short of resources despite decades of growth?
  2. Why do we struggle at the local level just to maintain our basic infrastructure?
  3. What do we do now that the economy has changed so dramatically?

Checkout this video for more information of Strong Towns "Curbside Chats".

 

Sponsors

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