1. In 2013, we sponsored and organized Lexington’s second annual Citizens Planning Academy, teaching over 30 local citizens the “ins and outs” of city planning, to better prepare community leaders on shaping the future of our city.

  2. In 2013, we organized several “LexRevealed: Discovering Fayette County’s People & Places” events, including touring acclaimed thoroughbred operation Winter Quarter Farm, meeting the talented artists behind the Lexington Tattoo Project, and visiting with KY’s Director of Ag Policy, Warren Beeler, about the future of industrial hemp.

  3. In 2013, we organized a fun planning and zoning workshop for kids at the Living Arts and Science Center. Over the course of a week, kids used different art projects to express what kind of growth and development they want in Lexington.

  4. In 2013, we gave presentations on the importance of sustainable growth and our mission to many community stakeholders, including the Citizens Planning Academy; UK College of Law and Department of Geography; several LFUCG entities including the Council, Planning Commission, and various standing committees; neighborhood associations; the Bluegrass Trust’s Home and Garden Show; the Central Kentucky Home and Garden Show; Garden Clubs; and Second Sunday; among others.

  5. In 2013, we worked with many community stakeholders and the Mayor’s office on the “Blue Horse” re-brand project for the city of Lexington. Work is ongoing.

  6. In September we participated in 2013 PARK(ing) Day, by transforming a downtown parking space into a temporary public space. This event educated and raised awareness about creative ways to efficiently develop underutilized spaces for public use.

  7. In 2013, we partnered with the American Farmland Trust and community stakeholders to spearhead an effort to update a “cost of city services” analysis for Lexington. With this information, we can better understand the financial short-term benefits and long-term impacts associated with certain land-use and growth decisions moving forward. Work is ongoing.

  8. In 2012, we partnered with the Gaines Center for the Humanities on the Lafayette Seminar in Public Issues, focusing on downtown development and design.

  9. In 2012, we sponsored Lexington’s first Citizens Planning Academy, teaching local citizens the ins and outs of city planning, to better prepare community leaders for shaping the future of our city.

  10. In 2012, the Allies of the Alliance organized our first LexRevealed: Discovering Fayette County’s People & Places breakfast featuring Stan Harvey and Frank Butler who talked about the Rupp Arena Arts & Entertainment District and the Town Branch Commons projects.

  11. In 2012, we gave presentations on the importance of sustainable growth in Lexington to many community stakeholders, including the Citizens Planning Academy; UK College of Law and Department of Geography; Garden Club of Lexington; several LFUCG entities including the Council, Greenspace and Planning Commissions; neighborhood associations; and many more.

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