[re]stitch Urban ideas competition! April 13-14 in Downtown Tampa!

Please join us for (re)stitch TAMPA:

[re]stitch TAMPA, an international ideas competition, is coming to a close. The competition, which launched September 1st, has seen submissions from around the world that reveal the power of ecology and landscape infrastructure to redefine the interface between a city and its river. Come join us, Friday, April 13th, 2012 to celebrate the winners of [re]stitch Tampa. Festivities will begin at 3pm with lectures from our world renowned jurors at the USF CAMLS building located at 124 S. Franklin Street. including Juhani Pallasmaa, Charle Waldheim, Chris Reed, Chad Oppenheim and Margaret Crawford. A Gallery reception will follow at 5pm in the USF CAMLS lobby, upon which the winners of [re]stitch TAMPA will be announced! Keynote lecture to follow at 7:30pm in the CAMLS auditorium.

Schedule of Events:

Friday, April 13th, 2012
3:00-5:30 lectures by out of town jurors-Charles Waldheim, Chris Reed, Chad Oppenheim and Margaret Crawford in the auditorium of USF CAMLS.
5:30-6:15 Reception begins in lobby of USF CAMLS with competition panels.
Anticipated audience:community stakeholders, constituents, city officials, interested citizens, developers, students from USF, competition participants, media.
6:15-Mayor of Tampa/City officials make introductory comments

6:30-Jurors make comments and then announce winners.
Reception continues

7:30-8:30 Lecture-Juhani Pallasmaa

Saturday April 14, 2012
Location TBA in downtown Tampa near river
Community urban design workshop and presentations

9:00-12:00 Guest lecturers

-Tom Levin-ASLA designer of award-winning Florida Aquarium site design
-Green Artery-Lena Young
-Ray Chiaramonte-Hillsborough MPO

-Randy Goers- Project Manager/UP Coordinator-Community Planning Division-currently serving as the PM for the initiative to develop a master plan for Tampa’s urban core. Introduces Tampa masterplanning process.

11:00-12:00-moderated panelist discussion, distilling restitch Tampa entries and community input.
moderator: Shannon Bassett-USF SACD

Tampa-local jurors:

Ray Chiaramonte, AICP
Executive Director Hillsborough County MPO

Councilwoman Lisa Montelione, City of Tampa

Emily M. O’Mahoney, President of ASLA Florida

Laurie Potier-Brown, ASLA, AICP, City of Tampa Parks and Recreation

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