January, 2016

09Jan(Jan 9)9:00 AM10(Jan 10)12:30 PMPlacemaking: Nuts & Bolts9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (10)

Event Details

This inspiring workshop will provide an overview of how North American communities are retrofitting their neighborhoods through grassroots involvement. By gathering and discussing how they experience and feel about their own communities, residents are able to identify both strengths and places for improvement in the environments where they live. In short, we will look at how we can create the sense of living in a village in the city. The workshop will use the McKay Street Park Revitalization Project as an example of a project underway in Prince Rupert.

Mark Lakeman is an architect and urban designer who, with his neighbours, transformed their own intersection into a place for community gatherings and interaction in 1996. This started a movement in Portland, Oregon that has spread throughout the city and birthed City Repair, an organization that engages citizens in transforming places. This workshop has been taught throughout North America and most recently in Japan.
Public Talk: The Villages Lives: Placemaking & the Remaking of a Modern City
Fri Jan 8th, 7:00 – 9:00, Lester Centre of the Arts
Tickets for just the Public Talk are available thru the Lester Center@ $15

Placemaking: Nuts & Bolts Workshop – Sat Jan 9th, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sun Jan 10th 9:30 am – 12:30 pm, Northwest Community College,
Corporate Rate $260/ Public $160, Public Talk included in Workshop Fee
Register for the workshop at
or directly with Ken Shaw at a $10 discount


9 (Saturday) 9:00 AM - 10 (Sunday) 12:30 PM

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