What's On Tap Regional Forums
What’s on Tap: Complete Streets
March 21 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Complete Streets is a transportation policy and design approach that requires streets to be planned, designed, operated, and maintained to enable safe, convenient and comfortable travel and access for users of all ages and abilities regardless of their mode of transportation.
Complete Streets emphasizes good planning and design of roadways and adjoining facilities to facilitate safety, accessibility, and mobility. Streetfilms create short videos "showing how smart transportation design and policy can result in better places to live, work and play."
The Baltimore Metropolitan Council and Bikemore invite you to an join us for a series of film shorts and conversation about Complete Streets on Tuesday, March 21 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Diamondback Brewing Company (1215 East Fort Avenue, #008, Baltimore, MD 21230).
This event is part of the Baltimore Metropolitan Council's What’s on Tap speaker series, a forum to discover, understand and share knowledge of current and emerging issues, solutions, and innovations that can meet today’s challenges and foster a better Baltimore region. Bikemore recently launched their Baltimore Complete Streets campaign, making this a great opportunity to learn more!
What's on Tap: Makerspaces, Hackerspaces, Fab Labs & Micro-Manufacturing
September 19, 2016 at 4:30 p.m.
Sparked by the “DIY” movement and a general desire to make things again, a maker culture has been steadily growing throughout the United States. Men and women who need space to create their wares and crafts are increasingly opting for shared space as opposed to working from basements, living rooms or personal kitchens.
These crafts cover a wide spectrum and an unknown part of our economy. Some make entire product lines, others parts for others to use in their products. This is entrepreneurial manufacturing, producing goods and services that range from clothes, food, and music, to cosmetics, tools and vehicles. Makerspaces reduce an entrepreneurs’ start-up costs and many have found that shared space offer the additional benefit of collaboration through shared ideas, tools, and skillsets. Makerspaces and micro-manufacturing facilities are an outgrowth of this effort and are popping up across the region. These facilities rely on specialization,
Makerspaces reduce an entrepreneurs’ start-up costs and many have found that shared space offer the additional benefit of collaboration through shared ideas, tools, and skillsets. Makerspaces and micro-manufacturing facilities are an outgrowth of this effort and are popping up across the region. These facilities rely on specialization, personalization and speed of delivery, versus the considerable start-up and operation costs found in mass production.
Two leaders presented, one from Open Works and one from Local Motors who will share their stories from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on September 19, 2016 at Open Works, located at 1400 Greenmount Avenue, in Baltimore's Station North neighborhoood. Refreshments, networking, and brief tours (space limited) of Open Works to follow the presentations.
ABOUT WHAT'S ON TAP
In June 2016, the Baltimore Metropolitan Council launched the first What's on Tap regional forum about technology and other related issues facing our region with General Motors and Philips Lighting. If you weren't able to attend the first event "What's on Tap: How technology will make our commute and streets smarter," please see the presentations below.
To be added to our mailing list for future events, please contact Monica Haines Benkhedda at firstname.lastname@example.org and if you're interested in working with BMC to sponsor, co-host, or speak at a future What's on Tap event, contact Don Halligan at email@example.com or 410-732-0500 x1002.
How technology will make our commute and streets smarter
General Motors and Philips Lighting are companies at the leading edge of transforming their industries with new technologies and service innovations. This conversation focused on how their work creates smarter cities, smarter communities and smarter regions across the United States.
- Key Drivers of Change
Alex Keros – Manager, Vehicle and Advanced Technology Policy
- Connected City Experience
Bill McShane, National Director