Chalk and Talk

The ‘Chalk and Talk’ program seeks to engage people in a creative and accessible way about their feelings, thoughts and views on their city’s downtown. In essence it is a way to informally gather and summarize the varying views and experiences of attendees of local festivals and events about the city while they are immersed in it.

The intent is for this information to inspire dialogue and help inform the preliminary steps taken towards longer term design, planning and revitalization initiatives.

Download an overview of how to lead the program, the evaluation process, and how to build your own collapsible chalkboard.


CEDIK staff can facilitate a Chalk and Talk experience at your next event.

Commitment: $500 per event.

For questions, or to have CEDIK facilitate Chalk and Talk at an event in your community, contact Ryan Sandwick at (859) 218-1710.



Radical Walking Toolkit

Radical Walking is a process for recapturing our understanding of everyday spaces through slow walking. The initial idea of Radical Walking emerged from the works of a French theorist and philosopher from the mid-20th Century.

We structured Radical Walking as an engagement process and a tool to entice individuals to examine their surroundings. This toolkit provides a youth-focused example of guiding questions, activities and a survey questionnaire that can be utilized to help youth observe, interpret, and voice their ideas for vibrant communities. It can also be used by community leaders to enliven engagement in community and economic development efforts in more creative and holistic ways.

Download the tool here.


How to Create a Basemap in Inkscape

This document will provide a detailed walk-through on how to use Inkscape.

Inkscape is a free and open-source vector graphics editor; it can be used to create a basemap that can be used for planning purposes.

Download Inkscape here.