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A quarterly roundup of what’s happening at CivicMoxie

Happy Fall!
We’ve been busy in the past year. 

Let’s catch you up!
In the Past Year
Open to the Public: Rethinking Security & Access in Public Space
On September 24 Susan Silberberg spoke on a panel hosted by the National Capital Planning Commission and the American Society of Landscape Architects in Washington D.C. The discussion addressed vulnerabilities to our public spaces and the fresh look cities must take to ensure their parks, plazas, and squares remain safe and enjoyable.
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Envision Concord: Bridge to 2030


Our master plan for Concord, MA was recognized by the Massachusetts APA with the 2018 Comprehensive Plan Award! All great plans (and the actions that follow) rely on great collaborations and we were fortunate to have a dedicated, engaged client and to have a led a team of consultants that made this plan a joyful and innovative experience. 
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Climate Ready South Boston
As lead for community engagement, CivicMoxie worked with the Arcadis team and in close collaboration with our client, the Environment Department of the City of Boston, to create a roadmap for addressing climate change and sea level rise in South Boston. Our engagement methods included two community open houses with interactive input stations and extensive focus groups that focused on policy, funding, and neighborhood interests that brought together local leaders, city officials, state policymakers, businesses, and nonprofits.
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News
CivicMoxie opens Vermont Office!

We have opened up a satellite office in Woodstock, VT and look forward to working more in northern New England. We’ll be at the Northern New England APA conference at Bretton Woods on November 13-15 and hope to see you there!
 


New Website

In the early days of 2019 we launched our brand-new website! If you haven't checked it out, click here or follow the link at the bottom of the email.
 


SNEAPA 2019

Susan Silberberg is participating in a session entitled “Plan B: Rethinking Assumptions” at SNEAPA in Springfield, MA on Thursday October 17 from 8:30 – 10:00am. If you ever wondered what happens when plans are approved and then the planning process is rebooted, come check out the panel discussion which will also feature folks from Goody Clancy and the Fairfield, CT planning department.
 

Featured Projects

Atlanta Beltline, GA
Arts & Culture Strategic Implementation Plan

Key West, FL
Truman Waterfront Park Arts & Culture Master Plan

Newton, MA
Riverside Vision Plan


 
From the Writing Desk

Think you want to Undertake an Arts and Cultural Master Plan?

One of CivicMoxie’s core areas of work is arts and cultural planning. In the past few years, we have noticed increased interest among cities, towns, and nonprofits wishing to undertake arts and cultural planning. During conversations with these constituents, a number of questions have come up that lead us to believe that a series of articles on what we have learned about cultural planning may be useful. The first addresses 10 questions to ask before initiating the cultural planning process.
Projects in Action
Atlanta Regional Commission

CivicMoxie led the Arts, Culture, & Creative Placemaking Plan for the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), which was approved by the board in February. Already, the ARC has begun moving forward with recommendations, including increasing its capacity in this realm by hiring an additional staff member!
 
Old Saybrook 

CivicMoxie and the Town of Old Saybrook completed the Mariner’s Way Discovery + Action Plan in December 2017.  At the Town of Old Saybrook’s January 22, 2019 Town Meeting, the Mariner’s Way Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District was approved as a means to encourage revitalization of properties along the Mariner’s Way corridor.
CivicMoxie on the Move

"Artful bench (or giant hamster wheel?) spotted along the Thames Path in London."
- Lyndon DeSalvo

"I caught up with old friends and collegues at the APA Conference in San Francisco"
- Sue Kim
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