Current Programs

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The Society of Urban Perambulators (SoUP)

The driving force behind The Society of Urban Perambulators is exploring/experiencing the city with civic-minded friends, getting some exercise and then meeting up at a watering hole for conversation. Would be great if this morphs into a group of people getting things done, but let's just start with getting together and talking cities while walking neighborhoods.

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Open Studio & Brass Tacks Talks

Open Studio events are conversational sessions at the Urban Design Studio, typically between 6 to 16 people, around different aspects of the built and natural environment related to issues, ideas and opportunities on how to improve our city and particularly re-envision downtown. The events are open to the public. Brass Tacks Talks are similar to Open Studio events, but more focused on specific topics with related stakeholders.

Past Programs

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Sustainable City Series

The Sustainable City Series, established in November of 2007, is a program of public forums designed to raise the community's awareness of sustainable practices. The ultimate goal of the series is to provide a catalyst for moving Louisville and the region towards a model of sustainability.

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Pecha Kucha Louisville

Pecha Kucha Louisville events were a series of events that offered people from around the community and all walks of life a platform to talk about their ideas. Each participant had 20 slides, each slide lasts 20 seconds and then moves on so each speaker has six minutes and forty seconds.

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