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Cracks in the Pavement: Placemaking and the Remaking of The Modern City

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Placemaking pioneer Mark Lakeman returns to Vancouver to anchor and guide a 9-month placemaking course designed to empower and facilitate community leaders in creatively reimagining the way space can be used in urban environments, building community and actively engaging citizens in the evolution of their neighbourhoods (learn more and register for this unique course at Lakeman is a national leader in the development of sustainable public places. In the last decade he has directed, facilitated, or inspired designs for more than three hundred new community-generated public places in Portland, Oregon alone. Through his leadership in Communitecture, Inc., and its various affiliates such as the The City Repair Project, The Village Building Convergence, and the Planet Repair Institute, he has also been instrumental in the development of dozens of participatory organizations and urban permaculture design projects across the United States and Canada. Mark works with governmental leaders, community organizations, and educational institutions in many diverse communities.
Presented by Village Vancouver Transition Society in partnership with City Commons, Living the New Economy and SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement.
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