Green Design Academy – July 14-18

URI’s Transportation Center will host a one-week Landscape Architecture/Sustainable Development Academy for high school freshmen who have completed the STI program, sophomores, juniors and seniors, July 14-18. Transportation from a central pick-up point in Providence is available. Up to 20 students will receive full scholarships to participate in the program. Registration opens spring 2014. Contact Tory Perrotta at the URI Transportation Center at 401-874-7075 to apply.


“Pride in Preservation”–the 29th Annual Rhode Island Statewide Historic Preservation Conference


Warren, RI
Saturday, April 26, 8:30am-6pm

$40 includes morning coffee and pastry, lunch, closing reception

Rhode Island’s annual historic preservation conference, “Pride in
Preservation,” gets underway at the Baptist Church in Warren with a
keynote speech by public health, planning, and transportation expert R. Mark
Fenton. He will explain how historic community infrastructure and traditional
neighborhood design are often conducive to healthier lifestyles. This
perspective on the national epidemic of physical inactivity emphasizes how we
can create communities that provide the triple bottom line: economic,
environmental, and public health.  The speech is followed by 11 workshops
and 15 bus, bicycle, boat, and walking tours of historic places in Warren and
beyond. Several programs focus on landscape design and preservation, including
sessions on Historic Cemetery Landscapes and the Archaeology of Burr’s Hill and
tours of Warren’s Town and Country.  Presented by the R.I. Historical
Preservation & Heritage Commission with the Town of Warren and the Warren
Preservation Society, the annual conference is a great opportunity to explore
the historic East Bay and network with professionals in the field.

For more information (and to register), visit
or call (401)732-1009.