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People for Urban Progress

1043 Virginia Ave. Ste. 213

Indianapolis, IN 46203

(We're located on the 2nd Floor of the Murphy Building in Fountain Square)

New car share program launches in Indianapolis, Spring 2014.

Indianapolis' Mayor Ballard alongside Vincent Bollore (pictured here) of Bollore group announce launch of new car share program, the first of it's kind in the United States. Bollore chose Indianapolis as U.S. launch site, will operate an all electric car fleet. Will launch with 500 cars and 180 charging stations beginning Spring 2014.

"After advocating and developing carsharing for the past 5 years, PUP is excited by Indianapolis' new partnership with AutoLib. Mayor Ballard and the City of Indianapolis is taking an ambitious first step toward expanding our transit options - continuing to make Indianapolis a more connected, contemporary, and livable city. PUP looks forward to collaborating with the Mayor's team and Autolib, ensuring we find great carsharing locations in neighborhoods throughout the city." - Michael Bricker, Executive Director, People for Urban Progress

"Thank you Mayor Ballard for your continued commitment to transit, sustainability practices, the environment and all of your effort to improve quality of life for Indianapolis Citizens." - Gary Reiter, Board President, People for Urban Progress

PUPstop Project in SpontaneousInterventions Exhibit at Chicago Cultural Center

Our PUPstop Project was selected to be apart of SpontaneousInterventions: design actions for the common good. The theme for the U.S. Pavilion at the 13th International Venice Architectural Biennale. PUP is one of 84 design actions featured as a part of the exhibit hosted at the Chicago Cultural Center through September 1, 2013.

MAKE 5x5

We hosted 5x5: Indianapolis Arts and Innovation's MAKE Your City, Make it Happen last month. Here's a quick look at what happened, who won, and what's next!

PUP 5X5 from People For Urban Progress on Vimeo.

ORDER BUSH STADIUM SEATS

At long last, we finally have BUSH STADIUM SEAT BASE KITS and REFURBISHED SEATS available to order and purchase. 

Here's what you need to know:

'AS-IS' SEATS
If you're still interested in purchasing seats 'as-is', we have added new dates:
WHEN: Starting April 25th, Thursdays ONLY, between 3:30-5:30pm.
WHERE: Indianapolis Fabrications, 1125 Brookside Ave. Ste. G50, 46202. They're located near the north end of the Circle City Industrial Complex.
PAYMENT: Cash and Credit Card Only.
CONTACT: claire@peopleup.org. 

BASE KITS
If you have already purchased seats and would like to purchase a base kit, please ORDER HERE. Assembly required. Kits will include instructions. Kits are also made to order and could take up to three weeks to complete (though we're working as fast as we can). If you purchased a group of seats, please see both the BASE KIT and SKI FEET as base options.

**RED STEEL SEATS** - Base Kits do NOT fit the red STEEL seats, only orange and red ALUMINUM seats. For refurbished STEEL seats, contact Indianapolis Fabrications directly at randy@indianapolisfabrications.com.

SEATS + BASE KITS
Also ORDER HERE for assembled REFURBISHED and AS-IS seat sets plus Base Kits. Seats are made to order and could take up to three weeks to complete. 

CONTACT
If you have questions about the seats, dates, or placing a custom order, please contact us at katie@peopleup.org. We'll get back to you as soon as we can. 

 

 

"The Cool Bus" winner of MAKE 5x5: Indianapolis Arts and Innovation

Photo: Word on the Street's Jamey McPherson, Thomas Lewis, Elizabeth Sparrow, Chris Hartley and Kirstin Northenscold

Kirsten Northenscold presented "The Cool Bus" idea at MAKE 5x5: Indianapolis Arts and Innovation event hosted by People for Urban Progress at Indianapolis Fabrications. The Cool Bus will be part installation, part toolbox, and all awesome. By setting up designated routes and coordinating with other educational institutions and nonprofits, they hope to become a literary center kids in Indianapolis can count on. Whether that be for their class on how to create a comic or for the final edits on a history paper. The result will be excited learners, better writers, and a more connected Indy.

Bayonet Media has started documenting their work. You can see The Cool Bus in action on Georgia Street Friday, June 28 at the next 5x5 Arts and Innovation event hosted by IndyHub.

Word on the Street: The Cool Bus from Word On The Street on Vimeo

MAKE Your City; Make It Happen. Friday, April 12 at 6 pm.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Friday, April 12, 6p.m. for our MAKE Your City; Make it Happen 5x5 event. Someone will walk away with $10,000 to implement their idea, completed by June 28. Five finalists have been selected to present their idea on 5 slides in 5 minutes. Presentations will take place at a free, 21+, public event at Indianapolis Fabrications (1125 Brookside Ave, Suite G50) on April 12 at 6 p.m.

The April 12 Make event is free to the public, although requires an RSVP at: http://make5x5.eventbrite.com/

Announcing, The 5 MAKE Presenters:

1.) “Making Gardens Grow: The mobile garden + grow with IndyGo pilot project” by Dawn Kroh of Green3 Studio

2.) “Tinkertown: an innovative space for creating, making, inventing, manufacturing and educating” by Jaron Garrett of Dreamapolis

3.) “Urban Alley Infill: embracing the space in between” by Kyle Perry of PROJECTiONE

4.) “Indianapolis Publishing Cooperative” (Indy Pub Co-Op) by Brandon Schaaf

5.) “The Cool Bus” by Kirstin Northenscold of WORD ON THE STREET

In addition to these 5 presentations, there will be a brief presentation by Hiba Abdallah of Broken City Lab 

Broken City Lab is an artist-led collective that works through collaborative social practice and creative research to understand the ways in which locality is shaped and enacted in the city. Tactical efforts and interventions are most-often aimed to disrupt and engage the community and infrastructure of Windsor, Ontario.


 

We encouraged you to stay after presentations. You can expect food and drink available for purchase by: Duos, Just Pop In!, New Day Meadery, Flat12 Bierwerks and live music by Jared Thompson and Premium Blend.

Collaborators helping PUP on the event — including with the selection and judging of ideas — include Indianapolis FabricationsWe Are CityURBN DSGNIndianapolis International Network (IIN), Centric IndyCivic Center of New Orleans and special guest Hiba Abdallah, Research Fellow at Broken City Lab from Windsor, Ontario. Other partners include Accent On Business, helping prep our speakers and Bayonet Media, helping document the event and winner's process. Promoting responsible travel, reservations with Mustache Rides can made at 317-6-RIDES-6.

5x5: Indianapolis Arts and Innovation is a yearlong series of four themed idea-pitching events funded by Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), the Efroymson Family Fund and the Christel DeHaan Family Foundation. At each, an idea will be awarded $10,000. Big Car announced Round 1 winner on February 8. The winning idea is to bring a Pop Up Cinema to Indianapolis, presented by Craig Mince of Indianapolis International Film Festival. The next two and final two 5x5 events will be hosted by local nonprofits IndyHub on June 28 and Harrison Center for the Arts on September 6.

PlaceMarket Gathering November 2012

PlaceMarket Gathering: November 2012 from Little Things Labs on Vimeo.

A Group of Social Innovators from Indianapolis, including Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) and BigCar, went up to Detroit to be apart of PlaceMarket, presented by Little Things Labs. The theme? Placemaking. "It was a great opportunity to be in a diverse room full of Foundation representatives, Government Organizations and the Doers and Makers of social change-- to educate one another, ultimately learning from one another and coming together with a shared sense of definition of Place," says Amy Crook, PUP's Development Innovator.

 

ADDITIONAL DAYS TO PURCHASE SEATS 'AS-IS' + SPARE PARTS

Due to the success of the 'as-is' seat sales, we're adding a few more dates. We've also fielded requests on how to get spare parts. Both PARTS and SEATS can be picked up at Indianapolis Fabrications, 1125 Brookside Ave, Ste. G50. If you have questions, please don't call IFAB, just send PUP an email at info@peopleup.org. Prices for seats are the same: $45/single, $80/pair, $120/three, $160/four.

- Thursday March 7th, 3:30-5:30pm
- Thursday March 14th, 3:30-5:30pm
- Thursday March 21st, 3:30-5:30pm

Onward.

PUP 5x5: $10,000 and 3 months to MAKE IT HAPPEN.

PUP to present 5x5: Indianapolis Arts and Innovation; Make Your City: Make It Happen offering $10,000 prize, PROPOSALS are due March 15. MAKING is critical to how the arts, design, and innovation shape our urban environment. PUPs 5x5 arts innovation competition, applicants are challenged to submit proposals for high impact projects that can be executed in an extremely short timeline. Completed by June 28, 2013.

On April 12, PUP and several innovative local partners will will host the 5x5 series second event. 
The theme is Make Your City: Make it Happen. Open Call Submissions are due March 15. Submission requirements and details can be found here. Five will be selected to present their idea on 5 slides in 5 minutes. Presentations will take place at a free public event at Indianapolis Fabrications (1125 Brookside Ave, Suite G50) on April 12 at 7 p.m.

Collaborators helping PUP on the event — including with the selection and judging of ideas — include Indianapolis Fabrications, We Are City, URBN DSGN, Indianapolis International Network (IIN), Centric IndyBayonet MediaCivic Center of New Orleans and special guest Hiba Abdallah, Research Fellow at Broken City Lab from Windsor, Ontario.

5x5: Indianapolis Arts and Innovation is a year long series of four themed idea-pitching events funded by Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), the Efroymson Family Fund and the Christel DeHaan Family Foundation. At each, an idea will be awarded $10,000. Big Car announced Round 1 winner on February 8. The next two 5x5 events — hosted by local nonprofits IndyHub and Harrison Center for the Arts — take place in June and September.

MORE SEATS and SEAT PARTS and THANKS.

Yes we have some seats left, and yes we'll make extra parts available to those of you who purchased a seat. We will post additional details here sometime this week.

Thank you all for your patience and support. The response to the seats has been overwhelming. The funds will help us install several more refurbished sets of seats throughout Indianapolis' bus system and public spaces. More soon!