Colorado Springs Urban Intervention is holding its four-year anniversary celebration — but some of the participants are the ones getting the prize.

The group is giving away money — up to $5,000 — to people with new ideas for urban projects that enhance the city.

Scheduled for tomorrow  from 5:30 to 7 p.m., the event will be held at the Lincoln School at 2727 N. Cascade Ave. On Friday, participants will brainstorm ideas and form teams to meet and flesh out projects. Six weeks later, the group will hold a pitch night in July to award the money to the best ideas.

“…this is an opportunity to let the creative juices flow and begin forming plans and teams that you can develop over the next six weeks or so into pitches for CSUI money later this summer,” the organization said on its Facebook page. “Even if you have no intention of making a team or developing a pitch, just come enjoy the energy and enthusiasm for our community that is sure to flow at this event.”

A Pikes Peak Community Foundation program, Colorado Springs Urban Intervention creates small solutions to urban infrastructure issues, experimenting with ideas and innovations in a small space before implementing them on a wider scale.

The ideal outcome, the group’s website says, is to experience improved urban spaces that serve the entire community and accomodate multiple modes of transportation, but the emphasis is on improving the city’s walkability.

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