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REURBANATE ABQ MONTHLY MINUTES

January 23, 2014

In Attendance: Roxanna Meyers, Mika Armenta, Peter Rothfeld, Joe Gallegos, Bob Tilley, Chad Gruber, Tim Trujillo, Dan Majewski, Christopher Descarpentries, Robb Chavez, Samantha Clark, Ric Higginbotham

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Meeting Tonight

Meetings for ReUrbanate ABQ are held the fourth Thursday of the month, at the ABQ + UNM CityLab at 505 Central Ave., corner of 5th and Central.

Meeting Time Changed to 7:30

Note we will be meeting half an hour later than usual.

Thursday, Oct. 24th, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM.

ReUrbanate ABQ: Placemaking in Greater Downtown is a group of volunteers dedicated to effectively shaping the urban environment to create socially engaging spaces and places. Meetings are open to the public.

Many thanks to CityLab for donating meeting space.

Profile of Advisory Committee Member Samantha Clark

Samantha Clark, along with Susan Deichsel, is Co-Founder of ReUrbanate ABQ, a group of volunteers dedicated to Placemaking in Greater Downtown. The group evolved out of Deichsel’s efforts to improve the Lowe’s grocery store, located at 11th and Lomas. Clark edits the ReUrbanate ABQ e-newsletter.

Clark, a former commercial broker with Berger Briggs, is a small business coach, with an out-of-control photography habit. You may spot her walking around Downtown or riding her yellow Amsterdam bicycle. She hasn’t yet figured out how to get to UNM without having to push her bike up the hill.

Follow Clark at Mariposa Notes

Urbanism

Why I’m Inspired to Help Create a Better Downtown
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Kudos to the City of Albuquerque

By Samantha Clark

The City of Albuquerque is doing some great things!

We’d like to give kudos for:

Opening of The Yards

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In September the city hosted a grand opening of the former blacksmith shop at the Rail Yards in Barelas, complete with a live band, food trucks, performers, an indoor car show and more. City buses provided shuttles from a city parking lot. The new neon sign alone was worth the trip. The city did a fabulous job with lighting and creating a vibrant atmosphere. Some of the other buildings were opened for viewing from the doorways.

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The Necessity of Transforming Indian School Road

By Dan Majewski

Indian School Road is a typical Albuquerque road: wide and, for most of the day, empty. In fact, Indian School is more empty than the typical overbuilt Albuquerque road.

Why Should I Care?

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Next Meeting

Meetings for ReUrbanate ABQ are held the fourth Thursday of the month, at the ABQ + UNM CityLab at 505 Central Ave., corner of 5th and Central.

Next meeting is Thursday, Sept. 26th, 7 PM to 9 PM.

ReUrbanate ABQ: Placemaking in Greater Downtown is a group of volunteers dedicated to effectively shaping the urban environment to create socially engaging spaces and places. Meetings are open to the public.

Many thanks to CityLab for donating meeting space.

New Co-Chairs

Exciting news! ReUrbanate ABQ: Placemaking in Greater Downtown has two new Co-Chairs: Tim Trujillo and Dan Majewski. Both have extensive backgrounds in urban planning issues. Look for some great work in the coming year.

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Profile of Advisory Committee Member Dan Majewski

Dan Majewski has been a board member of Reurbanate: Downtown ABQ since his return to Albuquerque at the end of 2012. His expertise is oriented around progressive transportation policy. Integrating bicycling, walking and mass transit into our built environment more effectively is his focus. His larger vision for the future of Albuquerque can be found at UrbanABQ.com under the “FAQ + Vision” section of the website.

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Parquitos

Did you get a chance to see the Parklets created by UNM students in front of ABQ + UNM CityLab at 5th and Central on Sept. 20? Albuquerque joined cities around the world in turning parking spaces into parks for a day. Tim Trujillo, on behalf of ReUrbanate ABQ, is working to bring a permanent Parquito (Parklet) to Downtown Albuquerque.

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Privately Owned Public Spaces

By Samantha Clark

In the past couple years I have been walking around downtown Albuquerque taking photos of architecture. One beautiful evening I stopped in front of First Plaza, at 2nd street and Copper, to try to catch the sunset reflected on the windows of the buildings.

As the sun was going down, and therefore the light was changing quickly, I spent more time than usual with my camera trying to capture the best shot. But I hadn’t been there long when I was approached by a security guard. I was stunned by what happened next.

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