Thursday, August 6, 2009

"Thinking Inside the Box" at Civic By Design

The Parkwood Green project will be highlighted at the upcoming Civic By Design Forum. The forum, organized by DPZ's Tom Low, is dedicated this year to explore ideas to "retrofit, retool, and re-root Charlotte towards a relevant region of the future" (i.e. "to get back to the basic Rs") and has invited Rich Deming to speak this coming Tuesday about his vision for the Roofless Building (another R!).

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Thinking INSIDE the box

What happens when you combine a boyhood dream of having a space of one's own, inside a shipping container, with a grown up vision for creating radically affordable, radically sustainable housing? Come hear Rich Deming, biofuels entrepreneur, evangelist for self-sufficiency and certified beekeeper, and DI Von Briesen, creative force behind the Center for Sustainability's Ecobox project, share their ideas for making Charlotte more civic by design.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Levine Museum of the New South
200 East Seventh Street
Charlotte NC
Free and open to the public
Free parking at 7th street parking garage

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