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Downtown Mall Rap ACCIAC

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Published on Mar 22, 2010

This video was made for our Urban Planning Seminar, Sustainable Communities, to showcase the sustainable features of Charlottesville's Downtown Pedestrian Mall.

By Emily and Arin

Lyrics:
welcome to the downtown mall,
for the next five minutes were going to have a ball

its one of the finest urban parks in the U.S. of A
its a Cville attraction thats here to stay

with over 100 shops and 30 places to eat
you probably cant find a better transformed street

the mall was designed in '74
and today it remains at the Citys core

this commercial, residential, entertainment district
was designed by Lawrence Halprin and Associates

chorus: It's the downtown mall, hey cville
It's the downtown mall, hey cville, hey hey

how to get to the mall you may ask
with so many options its quite an easy task

you can take the bus, ride a bike, or even walk
but if you bring your own ride make sure to bring a lock

chorus

eat fresh, eat local at the downtown mall
all the healthy options make your kids grow tall

rev soup buys local food from around town.
on carbon emissions theyve already cut down

stop in at java java for organic fair trade coffee
or eat ice cream at Chaps, run by a local family

on a Saturday morning at the farmers market
ride your bike, then find a place to park it

you can find fresh produce, plants and grass fed meats,
crafts and goods from local vendors and other treats

chorus

the mall is a place of community engagement
where the people of cville rep at 100% percent

you can go ice skating or catch a show at vinegar hill
or just sit outside and take it real chill

if you want to get involved stop at city hall
register to vote or write on the free speech wall

check out the community design center
or stop by ACCT and be a bike mentor

you can do it all at the downtown mall,
hang out here and combat urban sprawl.

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