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UACDC receives 2012-2013 ACSA/AIA Housing Design Education, Excellence in Housing Education for the project, Pettaway Pocket Neighborhood
Scott Grummer, Executive Director, Downtown Little Rock Community Development Corporation shared the following announcement regarding UACDC (University of Arkansas Community Design Center).
UACDC is pleased to announce the receipt of two awards from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, one as a team member of a larger collaborative.
The first award is the 2012-2013 ACSA Collaborative Practice Award for the project, Building Neighborhoods that Build Social and Economic Prosperity: Manual for a Complete Neighborhood, recognizing the collaboration between the Fay Jones School of Architecture and the Kigali Institute of Technology and Science in Rwanda. Each year, ACSA honors the best practices in school-based community outreach programs and four programs won the award this year. The collaboration involves practicing firms in an effort to construct a 2000-unit neighborhood that reflects Rwanda’s new national sustainability initiative.
The second award is the 2012-2013 ACSA/AIA Housing Design Education, Excellence in Housing Education Course for the project, Pettaway Pocket Neighborhood. Each year, ACSA honors faculty who have demonstrated excellence by providing a venue for work that advances the reflective nature of practice and teaching by recognizing and encouraging outstanding work in architecture and related environmental design fields as a theoretical endeavor. This year, two programs won the housing award. UACDC’s project pioneers new urban neighborhood templates for affordable housing in Little Rock.
Both projects will be featured in the ACSA’s forthcoming book on the 2013 awards program and at its annual convention in March in San Francisco.
Stephen Luoni, Director
Steven L. Anderson Chair in Architecture and Urban Studies
University of Arkansas Community Design Center
104 N, East Avenue, Suite 1 | Fayetteville, AR 72701-6083
Join us for a Choice Neighborhood Meeting
(for residents leaving between Harrison St. & Battery St. and 1-630 and Roosevelt/Asher)
Thursday December 6th
Residents-6:30 to 8:30 p.m
Arkansas State Fair Grounds
Farm & Ranch Building, 2600 Howard Street
Find out what we’ve been up to and where the Choice Neighborhood planning process goes from here.
To learn more call: 501.580.8687 or click here.
According to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, a family from Our House Shelter for the Working Homeless will be featured in a special news segment on NBC’s Rock Center with Brian Williams on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 9pm.
NBC reporter Ann Curry came to Our House and conducted the interviews for the segment. To read more about this click here.
Green Corner Store Holiday Open House
Wednesday, November 28
Join us for a festive night with refreshments, samples, and meet our local craftspeople.
There will be libations and yummy vegetarian appetizers catered by Loblolly Creamery.
The Green Corner Store Soda Fountain will be open till 8pm with there soda fountain menu, in addition to house made spiced cider and hot sipping chocolate.
Mandy McBryde will be playing lovely acoustic music. Check out her tunes here.
TheFoodTruckLR will be out in front of the store with delicious sandwiches, tacos, and tamales.
There will be samples of Jelly Madness exclusive line of jellies and gluten-free baked goods from Martin Family Farms.
We hope you and your friends can join us.
No charge to attend.
READING AND WRITING FOR SUCCESS FESTIVAL
Success Sessions • Books • Art • Holiday Gifts • Refreshments • Music
Y o u ‘ r e i n v i t e d a n d S p r e a d t h e W o r d !
Saturday, December J1, 2012
Rockefeller Early Childhood and Elementary Magnet School
700 East 17th Street, Little Rock, AR 72206
- FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
- Music by DJ Prophet and other special guests
- Catering provided by Sweet Soul
Vendor inquiries, group and individual RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
9:00 am Sign-in, Networking and Holiday Vendors
10:00 am Welcome and Acknowledgements
Janice Wilson, Principal, Rockefeller Elementary School
Frank Bateman, Arkansas Black History Quiz
Patricia Edgerson, University of Arkansas for Medical Science Center for Diversity Affairs
James Larson, Sherman Park Community Development Corporation
Patrick M. Oliver, Say It Loud! Readers and Writers
10:30 am Successful Sisters Power Panel
Writers share their SUCCESS ingredients for life, education and career.
Panelists to be announced
11:15 am Hey Everybody I’m Going To Be A Doctor
Eric Ware, Musician and Math Instructor will be joined by students from UAMS CDA Summer Program Hey Everybody I’m Going To Be A Doctor
11:30 am Closing Keynote – Return to the Source
Dr. Lathadrus Goggins II, Education Intervention Specialist, Youth Advocate and author, Bringing The Light Into A New Day
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm Fellowshipping, Book Signings, Holiday Shopping and more
Event is hosted in part by: Arkansas Black History Quiz, UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs, Sherman Park Community Development Corporation and Say It Loud! Readers and Writers.
The Pettaway Neighborhood Association wishes you and yours a deep and heartfelt day of thanks·giving. Happy Thanksgiving!
THANKSGIVING DAY, 2012
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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
On Thanksgiving Day, Americans everywhere gather with family and friends to recount the joys and blessings of the past year. This day is a time to take stock of the fortune we have known and the kindnesses we have shared, grateful for the God-given bounty that enriches our lives. As many pause to lend a hand to those in need, we are also reminded of the indelible spirit of compassion and mutual responsibility that has distinguished our Nation since its earliest days.
Many Thanksgivings have offered opportunities to celebrate community during times of hardship. When the Pilgrims at Plymouth Colony gave thanks for a bountiful harvest nearly four centuries ago, they enjoyed the fruits of their labor with the Wampanoag tribe — a people who had shared vital knowledge of the land in the difficult months before. When President George Washington marked our democracy’s first Thanksgiving, he prayed to our Creator for peace, union, and plenty through the trials that would surely come. And when our Nation was torn by bitterness and civil war, President Abraham Lincoln reminded us that we were, at heart, one Nation, sharing a bond as Americans that could bend but would not break. Those expressions of unity still echo today, whether in the contributions that generations of Native Americans have made to our country, the Union our forebears fought so hard to preserve, or the providence that draws our families together this season.
As we reflect on our proud heritage, let us also give thanks to those who honor it by giving back. This Thanksgiving, thousands of our men and women in uniform will sit down for a meal far from their loved ones and the comforts of home. We honor their service and sacrifice. We also show our appreciation to Americans who are serving in their communities, ensuring their neighbors have a hot meal and a place to stay. Their actions reflect our age-old belief that we are our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers, and they affirm once more that we are a people who draw our deepest strength not from might or wealth, but from our bonds to each other.
On Thanksgiving Day, individuals from all walks of life come together to celebrate this most American tradition, grateful for the blessings of family, community, and country. Let us spend this day by lifting up those we love, mindful of the grace bestowed upon us by God and by all who have made our lives richer with their presence.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim Thursday, November 22, 2012, as a National Day of Thanksgiving. I encourage the people of the United States to join together — whether in our homes, places of worship, community centers, or any place of fellowship for friends and neighbors — and give thanks for all we have received in the past year, express appreciation to those whose lives enrich our own, and share our bounty with others.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twentieth day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.
Students at the University of Arkansas Community Design Center (Fayetteville, AR) have completed “Pettaway Neighborhood Revitalization Manual for a Complete Neighborhood.” The manual culminates a year of study and immersion in this downtown Little Rock community and is a wonderful resource for future development. Click the following link to view and download the Manual (https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B4aUL4Y385ArT0tTZUxRQXJ3ZDg)