Placemaking: Techniques for Creating a Happy Healthy Place

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Placemaking is a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces. Placemaking capitalizes on a local community’s assets, inspiration, and potential, with the intention of creating public spaces that promote people’s health, happiness, and well being. Each presenter will share some examples of placemaking from different places with pictures, stories, lessons learned and plans for the future/ growth with the projects. This is a great time to start developing plans and ideas for your neighborhood and ask our panel of experienced placemakers on tips and tricks for successful community building techniques for a happy place.  

We are showcasing: Portland City Repair Project as well as Revitalization efforts Katrina was part of in the Mississippi Delta last year, where the economy is the lowest in the country. We will also have PLACE for Sustainable Living of Oakland share where they are with advocating for the city of Oakland to adopt placemaking ordinances as Portland and many other cities have done.  Sebastopol’s progress on this after their very successful and 1st VBC will be great to hear as well.

With: Katrina Zavalney, Veronica Rameriz & Lindsey Whited