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4th Floor hosts TEDCity2.0, CityShare, UT Architecture + Design lecture series

Please join us on the 4th Floor for five exciting programs featuring inspiring speakers and hot topics centered around discussions on city living and transformation. Check the online schedule for a full menu of live streams, special presentations and group discussions that begin this week. We're also kicking off a new lecture series with the UT College of Architecture and Design that will continue through November.  For full details on all events, plus links and community sponsor info please visit

Here is the current line up civic discourse events happening through next week. All events are free and open to the public. 

Wednesday, Sept 18, 12pm-1pm City Share: Artists Live/Work 
Join this free City Share lunch discussion about transforming communities through the arts, with a focus on live/work spaces for artists. presentation by Artspace. Artspace is America's leader in arts-driven community transformation. With headquarters in Minneapolis and offices in Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, Seattle and Washington, DC, Artspace runs a network of 33 affordable arts facilities in 13 states. Representing a $500 million investment in America's arts infrastructure, our facilities provide more than 1,100 affordable live/work units for artists and their families as well as a million square feet of non-residential space for artists, arts organizations and creative enterprises. City Share is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided.

Friday, Sept 20, 9am-5pm TEDCity2.0     
TEDCity2.0 is a day-long TED event for urban innovators, organizers, stewards and builders - with live speakers, global conversations and activities. On September 20, 2013, TEDCity2.0 will commence at the TimesCenter in New York City from 9am-5pm EST. The Chattanooga Public Library is hosting a live stream viewing event from TEDCity2.0 on the 4th Floor. Be a part of the network of TEDX communities worldwide envisioning the cities of our future and share big ideas about collaborative action and sustainable solutions. Co-curated and co-hosted by Chris Anderson, John Cary, and Courtney Martin, the event will surface stories of urban ingenuity and interdependence from across the globe, and feature an unexpected mix of over 20 speakers, including several 2012 City 2.0 winners.

Monday, Sept 23, 5:30-7:30 UT Architecture and Design Lecture Series
Join us as we stream live the UT Architecture and Design Lecture Series. Roberto de Leon Jr. and M. Ross Primmer of De Leon and Primmer will present “Recent Work.” The duo works closely with the community and the local traditions of their base-location in Louisville, Ky., emphasizing cultural and civic environments. They will discuss their use of local materials and conventional construction methods in regional projects.

Tuesday, Sept 24, 5:30-7pm ThinkBike: Public Presentation     
The City of Chattanooga Transportation Department invites the public to a presentation for the ThinkBike Workshop Tuesday, September 24th. ThinkBike is a 2-day workshop in which Dutch bicycle transportation experts will join Chattanooga planners and engineers, citizens, and business community stakeholders to discuss ways to elevate the viability of bicycling as a safe and attractive transportation mode in Chattanooga. The workshop concludes with Presentation Night, during which the teams will share their proposals for bicycle infrastructure improvements, along with strategies for making Chattanooga more bicycle-friendly. Specifically, the teams will present design proposals for (1) Cherokee Boulevard/Frazier Avenue, and (2) Virginia/Beulah avenues in St. Elmo, and facilitate discussion with attendees.

Wednesday, Sept 25, 12-1pm City Share / Transit
Join this free City Share lunch discussion about transforming communities through transit-oriented development. Join Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise to hear guest speaker Jason Hellendrung. Jason Hellendrung, Landscape Architect and Principal with Sasaki Associates, focuses his work on the power of transportation infrastructure to re-shape our cities. Through his work with Sasaki, a global design firm with wide-ranging expertise (from planning and urban design to landscape architecture to architecture) he focuses on public infrastructure improvements, and in particular, parks planning and public spaces, waterfront redevelopment, and the integration of transit into the city. He delivered an excellent presentation at Green Build Phoenix in 2009 on the neighborhoods revitalized through the development of the Cleveland, OH, Euclid Avenue Bus Rapid Transit project. He will speak at City Share on transportation as a driver for economic and community vitality. City Share is free and open to the public.