Friday October 25th 5:30 @ Jane Pickens – Complete Streets and Modern Roundabouts

The Newport Architectural Forum & Washington Square Roots

are pleased to present:

A Lively Presentation and Panel on Complete Streets and Modern Roundabouts

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Roundabout Diagram      ———            Roundabout in West Warwick

Friday October 25th 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm 

at the Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center

New transportation initiatives are coming to Rhode Island! What is the “Complete Streets “ Design Movement all about and how are “Modern Roundabouts” different from “Rotaries” (with which they are often confused)? Come find out the answers to these and many other important questions on the subject of transportation design from a high level panel including:



  • Ross Cann, AIA (Washington Sq Advisory Commission and 2004 & 2012 Charrette organizer)


  • Michael Lewis(Director of RI Department of Transportation (RIDOT))
  • John Flaherty(Grow Smart Staffer and Chair, Coalition for Transportation Choices (CTC))
  • Bari George(Exec. Director, Bike Newport and Member, Bicycle and Pedestrian Commission)

Please RSVP to to reserve your place!

Friday October 25th 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm 

at the Newport Colony House

Following the Presentation and Panel Discussion, attendees are invited to join the Panelists and the leaders of the many sponsoring organizations for refreshments, hors d’oeuvres and conversation! Don’t miss the opportunity to meet others interested in Aquidneck Island planning initiatives and to continue the discussion about the sort of projects that can make our communities better, safer and more beautiful!

We are delighted to have the support and assistance of the following sponsoring companies, commissions, departments and organizations:

  • A4 Architecture Inc.
  • Alliance for a Livable Newport
  • American Institute of Architects—RI
  • Aquidneck Isl. Planning Commission
  • Atlantic Stars Group
  • BikeNewport
  • City of Newport Planning Dept
  • Coalition for Transportation Choices
  • Friends of Touro Park
  • Greenvale Vineyards
  • Grow Smart Rhode Island
  • The Hill Association
  • Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center
  • Newport Architectural Forum
  • Newport Historical Society
  • Newport Restoration Foundation
  • Newport: Save Our Streetscapes!
  • Newport Tree Society
  • Northeast Architectural Collaborative
  • Opera House Theatre
  • Place Studio
  • Pour and Serve, Inc.
  • RI Department of Transportation
  • Rhode Island Public Radio
  • Washington Sq. Advisory Commission
  • Washington Square Roots Initiative

Please RSVP to to reserve your place!


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Newport preservation society lands $500K for fellowship program


Newport Mansions | The Preservation Society of Newport County
THE PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF NEWPORT COUNTY has been awarded a $500,000 grant to establish a fellowship program to study the city's history.
THE PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF NEWPORT COUNTY has been awarded a $500,000 grant to establish a fellowship program to study the city’s history.
Posted 12/19/12

NEWPORT – The Preservation Society of Newport County has won a $500,000 challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to establish a fellowship program studying the city’s history.

The Preservation society now has three years to raise the three-to-one match – $1.5 million – required to secure the full value of the grant.

The planned fellowship will provide places for five emerging scholars in the humanities each year to research and write about Newport’s history, study the Preservation Society’s collections and conduct public programs.

The fellows will live in the The Elms Scholars Center being created at historic 1901 Carriage House of The Elms.

“The Fellows Program is a key priority for us,” said Preservation Society CEO and Executive Director Trudy Coxe. “These scholars will conduct original research that enhances the interpretation and deepens the content of the Preservation Society’s tours and programs, and add to the body of scholarship on Newport, one of the oldest and most historically intact cities in the nation”.

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