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Jim Walker is an artist and writer interested in making and supporting creative, grassroots ideas and initiatives that improve Indianapolis. He and his family live Downtown and he helps with two non-profit cultural organizations: Big Car, an arts collective and gallery, and Second Story, a project for young writers. He's the lead artist behind the Made for Each Other community art project that brings art to neighborhoods as a way to help (at least a little) improve the quality of life there.

Boosting the Lafayette Square area through creative reuse

CEOs for Cities, a national network of urban leaders, brought its Livability Workshop to Indianapolis last October. There, national leaders worked with a local team to hone in on keys project areas for improving the quality of life in Indianapolis. Two main focal points that emerged were “renewing our center” with Monument Circle and “reclaiming the …

Lafayette Square livability

As part its annual A Monumental Affair program, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful hosted a charette on Nov. 5 with the goal of cooking up innovative ideas for improving the Lafayette Square area. In advance of the charette and the awards event, I wrote a column for Metromix about the area, KIB and its president, David Forsell. The full interview is here as a way to keep the conversation about this important area of the city going.