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Join ioby in a celebration of our first year in Miami, and to learn about, support and get involved with some of the best projects so far. ioby leaders will give brief presentations of their work and results so far, and you'll have a chance to interact with them later while enjoying delicious Wynwood Brewing beers and food from Ten Fruits. This event is generously supported by Zipcar, now available in Miami.
ioby project leaders and ioby in-crowd members can attend for free. ioby project leaders and ioby in-crowd members should email ioby staff for your discount code to get your free ticket. email@example.com
ioby is a nonprofit dedicated to connecting people to projects in their own neighborhoods through a crowd-resourcing platform that allows people to raise money, organize volunteers and share knowledge. ioby leaders will share their ideas to make Miami neighborhoods stronger and more sustainable, by creating new local sharing economies, making streets safer for cyclists and pedestrians, making healthy, fresh food more accessible to all people in Miami and many, many other ideas.
Marta Viciedo - HighWaterLine Miami
Marta's curiosity for how things work and appreciation for well-designed solutions started at age 4 when she used scissors to cut slits into all of her socks. She was driven by questions such as how well small, very sharp scissors would work on thick fabric and whether these socks could be repaired by play-doh or even spontaneously mend themselves. Now, as an urbanist, design thinker and mother of two equally as curious daughters, Marta is drawn to complex problems, and often delves into uncharted territory in search of effective solutions. Marta loved cities before she ever realized that they could be an object of study, finding herself drawn to the strange, seemingly random order and unique rhythm of urban places. Her desire to understand and explain the phenomenon of living systems and communities first drove her to the sciences, where she gained research and analysis experience as a marine ecosystem biologist. After 7 years, Marta returned to school to complete a graduate degree in urban planning and was immediately astonished by what she did not know with regards to how cities function. Since then, she has been passionate about understanding how cities work and designing improvements, particularly for the nexus between cities and people. In the past few years, Marta has partnered on various projects, including Better Block Fort Lauderdale, Flagler Nights Pop Up Park and HighWaterLine | Miami while leading initiatives such as Purple Line, Park(ing) Day Miami and Resilient Miami. Marta is the Founding Partner at Urban Impact Lab, a collaborative urbanism firm focused on understanding, designing and developing place-based solutions for Miami's growing communities.
Ileana Collazo Ileana's work includes flowers, bursts of abstract shapes, and colors. Small worlds of movement entice the observer to travel through the surfaces—colliding with images, making their way around; it also represents the twists, turns, and alternatives encountered in daily living. My second passion is writing (especially poetry). Ileana was born in Cuba; has lived in Spain, New York, Vermont, and Massachusetts. She now resides in Miami, where she works and plays at Collazo Art Studio. In 2013, Ileana had solo exhibition at Kontempo Art Gallery in Miami, exhibited at See. Me Gallery in New York, her work was projected on a 42-story building and digitally exhibited throughout New York; she won the ArtSlant Round 7 and 8 worldwide Showdown competitions, and exhibited at LMNT Gallery in Wynwood as a Raw artist.
Gayle Zalduondo - Chalked Up Miami
Gayle received her BFA in Sculpture. Metal was her medium.
Her entrepreneurial spirit came alive soon after she and her partner Andrew started Urbanus, a design and manufacturing company. They introduced new forms and materials into the market place season after season through national retailers. They began with rust tables that evolved into galvanized steel, copper and bronze then sheet metal shapes. Gayle grew Urbanus to a $7m company and realized that being a CEO might not be the best use of her talents and inclination or more importantly my joy. While she liked the life style it afforded her, bringing ideas to life, living creatively and making a difference to her children and their generation seems ever more important.
Most recently Gayle won the Miami Public Space challenge for an idea of transforming chain-link fences from eyesore into chalkboards. With her product development background this is another perfect opportunity to bring ideas to life, to enrich the Urban landscape and create a platform where the Miami community can express itself.
Eric Katz - Multi-Modal Park
Eric Katz is a Miami native, born and raised in the neighborhood of Kendall. He received his bachelors from FIU double majoring in Anthropology and History and his Masters from FAU in Urban and Regional Planning. For the past six years he's worked in the non-profit sector serving as a program and development officer for various Miami non-profits. The M-Path Park project in a neighborhood initiative aimed to bring a multi-modal park to the Dadeland community. In addition the space will also compliment a larger metropolitan initiative to enhance the current M-path urban trail into a linear greenway/park. Eric Katz is currently the Founder or Millennial Planning & Development LLC, where he serves as a Grant Specialist and Urban Planner.
No need print your tickets; we'll check you in electronically. Every guest will receive an ioby giving card which can be applied to any ioby project of your choice.
We are grateful to be hosted by the City of Miami Sustainability Office at their LEED renovated fire station in Little Havana.
Parking onsite at Miami Green Lab is very limited and is generally reserved for City staff. Visitors are encouraged to come to MGL via the following methods:
♣ Public transportation – Bus #27 stops a few feet from our door. Seehttp://www.miamidade.gov/transit/routes_detail.asp?route=27 for more information.
♣ Bicycle – we have multiple bike racks at the facility.
♣ Carpool with Zipcar!
On street parking is available on NW 1st Street and NW 3rd Street. The block closest to NW 27th Ave is metered but parking is free to the east NW 26th Avenue.
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ioby mobilizes neighbors who have good ideas to become powerful citizen leaders who plan, fund and make positive change in their own neighborhoods.