BUFFALO Search Results: “parking lots”

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The Case for Transit

@ VOL 19 ON MAR 14, 2018

"It was a streetcar network that reached into all the nooks and crannies of Buffalo."

In The Case for Transit from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19, President of Citizens for Regional Transit (CRT) in Buffalo, NY, Doug Funke, recalls the days of efficient streetcar transportation in Buffalo, New York and advocates for improving the current public transportation challenges in the Buffalo Niagara region. The 1950's and 1960's saw a decline in public transport and a car-focused lifestyle with pockets of transit isolation. Funke and the CRT advocate for a return to a more climate-friendly and sustainable approach to public transportation. 


SITEWIDE Search Results: “parking lots”


Oct 21, 2009


Montevideo @ Punta Carretas Shopping- Parking A1
Oct 31, 2012


Columbus @ FDA Warehouse
May 09, 2013


Cleveland @ Behind the West Side Market
Aug 23, 2013


Albuquerque @ ABQ UNM CityLab
Sep 20, 2013


Columbus @ Tacocat
Aug 08, 2013


Cheboksary @ GardenHall
Mar 03, 2016


Dayton @ Roesch Library, University of Dayton
Aug 17, 2017


Gloucester @ Liquor & Chow
May 22, 2018


Calgary @ New Central Library
Nov 05, 2018

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Archeology in Kentucky

@ VOL 6 ON DEC 07, 2011

Jay Stottman explores the archeological significance of the city of Louisville. He presents us with the cultural history of Louisville as he digs up urban sites from parking lots to back yards.

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Lost in translation

@ VOL 4 ON OCT 23, 2015

When working with lots of international clients you get lots of misunderstandings and miscommunications. Sometimes because of the language difference, sometimes because they just work in a very different way or are have different views on things. This often leads to frustrations, hilarious situations and lots of emailing. Sanne Plomp remarks on the fact that for that reason, it's never boring.  

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Zeewering en parkeergarage Katwijk

@ VOL 13 ON NOV 25, 2015

Jurgen Herbschleb vertelt over de ultramoderne parkeergarage aan het strand van Katwijk. Hoe komt zo'n enorm project tot stand? Hoe kom je tot een ontwerp en vervolgens de uitvoering? 

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Mobility-imbued Spaces


Architects and PechaKucha co-founders Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein speak on the work they and their architctural studio put into the development of the BMW Group's latest structure - BMW MINI Mobility Center: Tokyo Bay.

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Pavement Parking

@ VOL 12 ON APR 11, 2017

Meg Thomas explores the culture of our road users, and the dominance of cars. The impact of pavement parking is considered, and it looks at the creative ways people have tried to tackle the issue.

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PARK(ing) Space


In her talk, Erika Mashig explains how the original “parklet” stood in place in a parking stall in San Fransisco for two hours – the maximum term of the lease offered on the meter. When the meter expired, the sod, bench and tree were taken away and the space resumed as a parking stall. She goes on to explain how this grass roots initiative has caught on, and evolved into what is known as a “parklet”- the transformation of parking spaces on the street into places for people to sit, relax, and enjoy the city. 

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Biking into St. Pete

@ VOL 19 ON MAY 25, 2018

The street mural scene in St. Pete, FL has exploded. A new cottage industry that has sprouted from that explosion is bike tours to (attempt to) see them all. There are a lot. Tyler Weiss' presentation mixes in a little quirky bike history, some biking culture, and lots and lots of street art.

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How Social Procurement and Social Enterprise Can Save Government Lots of Money

@ VOL 34 ON MAY 31, 2018

In this inspiring talk, author and social entrepreneur Shaun Loney describes the power of social enterprises and how they benefit not only the communities and the government bodies that utilize them, but also the people – often from adverse circumstances – that are under their employ. Shaun advocates that social procurement makes more sense financially, socially, and economically. 

To find out more about Shaun and social enterprises, visit Shaun's website at

Shaun's talk was recorded live at PechaKucha Night Winnipeg Vol. 34, on May 31, 2018, at the Park Theatre. 

For more information on PKN Winnipeg, follow us on Twitter (@pkn_winnipeg), Instagram (@pkn_winnipeg), or Facebook ( PKN Winnipeg is presented by the Manitoba Chapter of the Graphic Designers of Canada.

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PARK(ing) Day Knox

@ VOL 28 ON AUG 16, 2018

While many believe that the biggest issue with parking is the lack of, in reality most U.S. cities suffer from an excessive amount of parking. With all this space being designed for vehicles, what is happening to the space in the city of human experience. That coupled with the ever-changing technological advances in vehicular travel leaves Alli Montgomery and Justin Hare wondering what else can a parking space be used for besides just a car?

PechaKucha for Haiti Ending Highlight

As the entire PechaKucha team slowly recuperates from this past weekend's amazing Haiti event -- and that means everyone in Tokyo, and everyone who participated in the live PechaKucha WAVE somewhere in the world -- here's a look at how things wound down at the end. Expect lots of coverage here over the next few days, but we did want by share this video highlight of how the event ended, featuring Mark thanking everyone.

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Opportunity Squared

Today's presentation, "Opportunity Squared," was recorded at Tokyo's Global Cities Week event -- last month's PechaKucha Night Vol. 89 -- and features van der Architects talking about a rather intriguing car parking tower project for Tokyo.

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SixtyNine | Seventy Project

PechaKucha San Francisco organizer Paul Jamtgaard is helping to promote a design competition in Salt Lake City, and he's got all the details right here: Who doesn't love zip lines? We've proposed a rooftop PechaKucha surrounded by the Salt Lake City downtown skyline with millions of stars above!  Other interventions: new arts and performance spaces and parking-structure-rooftop sustainable farming in the area are all connected by a network of zip lines making everyone feel like a Superman/woman. For more details on this competition, check out the SixtyNine | Seventy Project. (photo credit: Trevor Muhler Photography)

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Our first 10th volume! / El número diez por primera vez

In one day and 18 hours we'll have our 10th PechaKucha Night Bogota and we can hardly hide our excitement! Since that first volume so long ago, more than a hundred presenters have shared their work and experiences with the audience, offering everyone the precious gift of inspiration. We can only hope for more PechaKucha Nights to come, for we know there're lots of amazing people out there making our city a better place to live in.  Below we'll give some advice in Spanish for our local readers to not to miss this volume, by getting there early to find a parking spot and a free chair, to avoid fainting by having something to eat before, and to find the entrance to the Auditorium by reading carefully our instructions.  See you on Thursday! / En dos días celebraremos el décimo volumen de PechaKucha Night Bogotá y no podemos ocultar nuestra emoción: desde aquel lejano primer volumen en el año 2006 han pasado ya más de 100 presentadores que han compartido su lucha con el público bogotano. ¡Esperamos que sean muchos más! No se pierda nuestro décimo volumen que, como siempre, estará lleno de inspiración. * Recomendamos llegar temprano para parquear cerca (si viene en carro) y coger buen puesto (si viene cansada/o)* Aconsejamos almorzar con abundancia o tomar onces generosas para que no sufra un asalto de hambre en medio de una presentación* El auditorio queda en costado Sur del edificio ML, que es donde quedan la Biliblioteca y el punto de encuentro de las banderas. * No hay necesidad de inscribirse previamente y la entrada es gratuita. ¡Nos vemos en PechaKucha!

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Parklets: Regaining our Public Spaces

We can all agree cars take up way too much space in the city. Why not repurpose parking for something more citizen-friendly? In "Parklets: Regaining our Public Spaces", from PKN Mexico City Vol. 31, Tania Guerrero and Julien Salabelle of Área de Investigación DAS present on a project developed with the intention of regaining the street from the automobiles, and to expand the potential of public spaces with the help of sustainable mobile installations.

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The Evolution of a Vacant Site

Transforming post-earthquake Christchurch vacant lots into art spaces: Urban Strategist Brie Sherow brokers vacant spaces for creative projects in quake torn Christchurch. In a city full of empty lots, Brie and the team at Life in Vacant Spaces help facilitate the short term leases of empty space to temporarily rejuevite sites. In "The Evolution of a Vacant Site" from PKN Christchurch Vol. 19, Brie explains how one site over the course of 7 months hosted a wide variety of artistic and community projects.  


Cape Town City Hall here we come!...

We've got a doozy of a lineup in store for what will be the biggest PechaKucha Cape Town event of the year (well, ever!) Expect some amazing presentations on life in Zim, the mysteries of booze, the power of cake and much more... Free entrance and parking available on the Grand Parade. Your Tuesday night....sorted!

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PKN at Rail River Folk School!

Pecha Kucha Bemidji is excited to be part of Sustainable Tuesday at Rail River Folk School on June 23rd! The format is the same--each speaker will have 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide for a total of 6 minutes and 40 seconds--and the topics are still delightfully diverse. We have 10 presentations lined up for you as well as some fun activities for intermission. Everyone is welcome! Take a look at who will be speaking. You won't want to miss this one! Rail River Folk School is located at 303 Railroad St SW, Bemidji, MN. The doors open at 5pm and the event starts at 5:30. The suggested donation of $3 would be greatly appreciated. The PKN team would also appreciate having 4-6 volunteers to greet guests, direct parking, and take donations. If you're interested, please drop us a messsage on Facebook or email

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What if the horse actually knows the way?

"This biggest problem with cars are the drivers."In "What if the horse actually knows the way?" from PechaKucha Night Asheville Vol. 11, Cecil Bothwell talks about the autonomous vehicles are headed our way faster than we can imagine.The driverless revolution will affect our work and play, parking and highways, car ownership and unemployment.

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The View Behind the Cafe

"Every week there are new items, objects, things, stuff that people abandon that people put out, leave out, the flotsam and jetsam of the modern age. It's just back there, new stuff all the time. In The View Behind the Cafe from PechaKucha Night Dayton Vol. 32, James Luckett observes the parking lot behind his workplace.  His photos transform the invisible into new compositions, from abandoned dolls to shadows on concrete.