City Collaborative is in the process of planning the next ReSurfaced project for Spring 2016. As the location and programming begin to be ironed out we will be looking to engage the community and identify partners, sponsors, and volunteers. As with past ReSurfaced initiatives, the focus will be transforming an underutilized space and creating a place where people can come together and celebrate our city and the people and organizations that make Louisville great.
This section will be updated regularly when more details become available. If you would like to learn more about ReSurfaced, City Collaborative, or how you can get involved, please contact us!
Past ReSurfaced Projects
ReSurfaced is a program initiative by the City Collaborative that explores creative strategies to activate underutilized urban spaces.
As with many cities the size of Louisville, surface parking and vacant lots have weakened once great walkable environments for a good portion of the downtown and surrounding areas. Through ReSurfaced, we work with the community and strategic partners to pre-vitalize these spaces by making low-cost investments that activate the space NOW rather than wait for big, long-term developments to take shape. The initiatives focus on the city as the ultimate user interface, where the community can experiment and enjoy unique locations and begin dialog about how we can revive the multitude of surface lots and underutilized spaces, turning spaces into places.
Each ReSurfaced project will be a temporary initiative to illustrate the civic benefit and economic potential of incrementally activating currently underutilized spaces, while creating a more vibrant urban environment that can more quickly realize the City's latent potential.
Future ReSurfaced Locations
City Collaborative is constantly looking for potential locations and partners for future ReSurfaced sites. If you have, or know of underutilized surface lots and vacant urban spaces that could use some love and activation, let us know. Though we cannot activate every site that needs attention, we want to share our experiences and process with community members and help whenever possible.