A public input session will be held Monday, January 22, 2018 at West Raleigh Presbyterian Church (27 Horne Street) to gain the community’s input on a parking study currently underway. This public input session will be the public’s opportunity to provide the consultants with challenges and solutions to parking in and around the Hillsborough Street district.
Representatives from NC State, City of Raleigh, Live It Up! Hillsborough Street and the consultants, Kimley-Horn, will be in attendance.
The goal of the study is to document the supply and demand for parking on and around Hillsborough Street. The study will help the partnership develop cost-effective strategies to implement in the short-term, but will also accommodate the city’s growth and economic development goals, the university master plan, and the goals of the Wake Transit Plan.
The study will also develop a set of strategic scenarios that will evaluate the effectiveness of potential improvements to parking access, user experience, and safety while supporting the mobility and economic development goals of the community.
The study is being funded by Live It Up! Hillsborough Street, the City of Raleigh, and North Carolina State University.
Light appetizers will be provided.
Elizabeth Silkes, Executive Director of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience’s free lecture “From Memory to Action” will explore the past, present, and potential future life of Dorothea Dix Park as our community seeks to honor the land’s history.
What Is a Site of Conscience?
A place of memory that confronts both the history of what happened there and its legacies. Sites of Conscience begin by facing all aspects of their history. Then they go a step further, activating the historical perspective with dynamic public dialogue on related issues faced today and what we can do about them
What Is the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience?
The only worldwide network dedicated to transforming places that preserve the past into spaces that promote civic action. The Coalition recognizes that the power of sites of memory is not inherent. It must be harnessed as a deliberate tactic in the service of human rights and citizen engagement.
Learn more on their website: https://
Join NCSU Libraries for the second Raiders of the Lost Arcade inclusive gaming event to play a curated selection of games for platforms including Steam, Playstation 4, and Nintendo Switch. Explore different ways that video games can illustrate diverse narratives, aspirations, and life experiences. Play some of the newest games in the collection, including Papo & Yo, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, and Never Alone (Kisima Inŋitchuŋa). Each of these games includes social justice or queer perspectives in their storylines, while offering a compelling and immersive gameplay experience. The event will draw on the narratives of these games to talk about diverse representation, including resisting character tropes and stereotypes about the gaming community.
Participants will be invited to rotate through gaming stations and to explore how NCSU Libraries’ resources can support leisure gaming, video game design, and promote critical discourse for members of the gaming community. Gamers of all interests and skill levels are encouraged to join in the fun!
Four 40-and-under panelists who are active in Raleigh’s civic life discuss what is going wrong and right with how the city is growing and what kind of city it should become.
Nick Neptune, co-founder of Raleigh’s downtown creative studio and collective, The Assembly, and a proponent of using music, art and food as instruments for building and strengthening our sense of place and community.
Elizabeth Alley, an urban planner with over 15 years of public and private sector experience, she is passionate about creating a vibrant pedestrian realm and engaging the community to develop equitable place-based growth strategies.
Molly McKinley, a Peace College graduate and a board memberof Oaks and Spokes, a collectively led bicycling advocacy organization. She is an active member of her Citizens Advisory Council covering neighborhoods near downtown Raleigh.
David Shaner, a 2012 graduate of NC State with a degree in chemical engineering, he founded Offline Media, a technology company that gives consumers instant access to the best events and experiences in their city.
You’re invited to WakeUP Wake County’s community forum Our Future: Growing Smart with Housing and Transit. The keynote speaker, Chris Zimmerman, Smart Growth America’s Vice President for Economic Development, will address how embracing the planning needed in a rapidly growing county can help build a healthy, equitable, and sustainable community.
The event also features local experts discussing the challenges and need for expanding affordable housing, connecting neighborhoods to transit, and community support for smart growth planning in fast-growing Raleigh and Wake County.
The City of Raleigh Museum is proud to gather prominent members of our community in a special event featuring discussion of the key decisions that have helped make Raleigh what it is today. During the “Big Decisions Forum,” panelists will discuss “hot topics” such as the city’s creation as a planned community in 1792; the construction of major centers like Crabtree Valley, Cameron Village and North Hills; the merger of city and county schools and integration of the school system; and the Fayetteville Street renaissance. They’ll also talk about the “Big Decisions” we are grappling with today—including Dix Park, Union Station, the Wake Transit Plan—that will change the trajectory of the city in the future.
Complimentary beverages and snacks will be served.
Play like a kid to support ALL kids!
A 21+ event at Marbles.
- Human Foosball
- Hungry, Hungry Humans
- Throwback Games
- DIY Designs
- Exclusive PLAY on the Marbles pirate ship, helicopter, basketball court and more!