MARK LAKEMAN: On City Repair, Planet Repair & More!
Since 1996, as both a non-profit organization and a larger movement, The City Repair Project, has educated and inspired communities and individuals to re-imagine and literally re-build their own commons while revitalizing the fabric of local community.
In this presentation, Mark Lakeman will share this transformational process and showcase the multifaceted public initiatives of The City Repair Project.
About Mark Lakeman
Mark Lakeman is a national leader in the development of sustainable public places. In the last decade he has directed or facilitated designs for more than three hundred new community-generated public places in Portland, OR alone. He seeks to make every design project one which will further the development of a community vision, whether it involves urban design and placemaking, ecological building, encourages community interaction, or assists those who typically do not have access to design services. His leadership in the City Repair Project has benefited communities across the North American continent.
About City Repair
The City Repair Project was formed by a group of citizen activists who wanted to foster a more community-oriented and ecologically sustainable society. Born out of a successful grassroots neighborhood initiative in Portland, Oregon, that converted a residential street intersection into a neighborhood public square, City Repair began its work with the idea that localization (of culture, of economy, of decision-making) is the necessary foundation of sustainability. Through creatively reclaiming urban spaces to create community-oriented places the seeds for greater neighborhood communication, community empowerment and the support of local culture were planted.
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