Create a Did You Know sign campaign to show how zoning, tax, and parking regulations and laws shape the design of Lowell. For example – Did You Know smaller buildings with a mixture of uses in Cupples Square create more tax revenue per acre than big box stores on the edge of Lowell? Or – [Read more…]
Partner with UML computer sciences to make an app and get artists to submit digital “murals” that can be superimposed onto exterior walls of buildings. If it is impossible to make the full app, then make a simpler app that would show art inspired by certain locations (it could be like a treasure hunt for [Read more…]
Encourage more local musicians on the street by hiring musicians to set a relaxing mood with synthesizer, guitar, or other instruments in parks or at “Busk Stops” – maybe Lucy Larcom, Mack Plaza, or other downtown parks. Could also be Cambodian or other music from the many cultures of Lowell. Look for soothing melodies. Musician [Read more…]
Develop a demonstration/model hydroponic community garden. Community gardens have always brought entire cities together and have improved the quality of life. We are aiming to take all of these advantages and improve upon them to better help the city of Lowell with its access to fresh produce year-round.
First, planting and harvesting can be done year-round meaning much more produce, especially during the off-season when it is most difficult to grow and buy. It also allows many more residents to have an opportunity to grow due to the increase in harvest cycles per year compared to the one [Read more…]