- Learn about
the ECO.lution Focus Districts
ECO.lution 2010 – Starts on March 25th –
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS!!!!
ECO.lution 2010 is fast approaching, and we need your
help to make it a success. Please check out the volunteer
page or email Evan Johnson (evan@...), to learn more about volunteer
ECO.lution is an annual series of community focused
interactive events designed to encourage the citizens of Tampa to make
sustainable choices. As a community, Tampa’s identity can be
found in its artistic flavor, sense of entrepreneurship, natural beauty,
and built environment. The theme of ECO.lution 2010 is Return to
Local, and the event is an invitation to the community to experience how
these fundamental features work to define Tampa as a place, and how they
are the keys to making it more sustainable.
ECO.expo – March 25th 5pm-9pm - FREE ENTRY WITH RSVP
EXTENDED THROUGH TUESDAY AT 5PM!
Eco.expo is an architecture and interior design trade show
featuring green and sustainable products. The event is held at the historic
Ritz Theatre in Ybor City (1503 E. 7th Avenue). Event is free with RSVP,
or $5.00 at the door.
ECO.festival – March 27th 11am-9pm
ECO.festival is a Downtown street festival that includes
exciting live music, local food, spirits, green products and educational
seminars. This year the festival has joined with the Tampa Twilight
to create an entertaining and educational event.
Calling all LOCAL designers: EXPOSE YOURSELF!!
The Urban Charrette would like to invite local designers to
showcase their talents and conceptual projects at ECO.lution|festival on
March 27, 2010 from 11am – 8pm in the streets of downtown Tampa. Inside our
Neighborhoods and Built Environment district we have created an area
for local designers to showcase their talents called the Design District.
The design district is open to any individual interior designer, AIA
architect, associate AIA, Landscape architect, or Architecture graduate
student. Individuals may present a board (1) of their work (either
24X36 or 11X17) and/or bring their portfolio to share with the public and
potential employers. Learn More by visiting the Neighborhood District Website.
Paint the Town Green – April 2nd 6pm-10pm
the Town Green is a fun and inspiring restaurant and bar hop utilizing
Tampa’s public transit system. The event includes stops in Downtown Tampa,
the Channel District, and Ybor City.
OPTION 1 - The first person to post a picture to our ECO.lution
FACEBOOK PAGE of a HART bus with our ECO.lution advertisement on
it will win 2 free tickets to Paint the Town Green!
OPTION 2 - the first person to post a picture of our ECO.lution
billboard to the ECO.lution
FACEBOOK PAGE will receive 1 free ticket to Paint the Town Green.
support programs which sustain and encourage local artists or art programs
across various forms. These programs help Tampa develop its identity and
authenticity, foster community spirit and express its cultural heritage so
that they may serve as magnets that hold the city together. The Community Building through the Arts district
will feature organizations and businesses within the community that express
Tampa’s cultural and artistic flavor.
assist in completing a goal of the comprehensive plan which intends to link
the three primary city districts of USF, downtown and Westshore through an
efficient light rail system. We will also be continuing to work with
key organizations to complete the high-speed rail project and improve our
existing infrastructure with the development of an inclusive multi-modal
transit system.The Transit
district will feature organizations that directly impact Tampa’s
continue our work with local organizations and city leaders to develop,
improve and promote great public spaces in and around Tampa. We also
intend to help foster awareness about the Hillsborough River and its
importance to Tampa’s ecology, economy and increasing its accessibility to
the public. The Natural
Assets district features organizations and businesses within
the community that are engaged in the restoration and maintenance of
Tampa’s ecological resources.
encourage local businesses to join organizations so that they may have a
louder voice in Tampa. Working with local organizations we plan to
support new, creative businesses and help identify what industries will
come to define Tampa’s future economy.Tampa’s entrepreneurs will be on
display within this district through a showcase of various local
independent businesses that are committed to providing innovative products,
personal service and unique experiences for our community.
strengthen Tampa’s diverse neighborhoods by helping neighborhood
organizations increase membership and thus amplify their voices in local
government. We will provide the knowledge and tools for these
organizations to make meaningful and lasting physical improvements.
We will encourage the city to help neighborhoods develop community plans
through Form Based Code to encourage appropriate growth where it is most
needed. Within our upcoming neighborhood studios the Urban Charrette will
be promoting community arts, transit and our natural assets within our
neighborhoods. This Neighborhoods
district will allow you to see how our community is defined through its
neighborhoods, iconic buildings and public spaces. Featured in this section
are neighborhood associations and professional organizations related to
architecture, urban planning, construction and engineering.