Placemaking: Creating Humancentric Spaces
Monday, March 28 – 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
1355 Lincoln Ave,
Pasadena, California 91103
Mark Lakeman is a national leader in the development of sustainable public places. Lakeman created Portland-based City Repair and the Village Building Convergence to reclaim city spaces for the people. In the last decade with the help of thousands of volunteer activists, he has directed, facilitated, and inspired designs for more than three hundred new community generated public places in Portland, Oregon alone, and many more worldwide.
City Repair has inspired people to paint intersections, install benches, plant gardens, build Little Free Libraries, and other creative techniques which bring people together as a neighborhood and a community.
Come meet Mark, hear some of his experiences and thoughts, maybe get inspired, and connect with people/projects who are launching similar projects to transform their local places.
Event admission suggested donation, sliding scale: $10 - $20
No one turned away for lack of funds.
Dinner and organic agua frescas will also be available for purchase from ChaVegan Kitchen, a catering company with a focus on plant-based cruelty-free Mexican cuisine. Using only the freshest ingredients that are organic and locally sourced, each dish they serve fuels not only a healthy body but also a healthy planet.
"If we acknowledge that change is happening, we can choose the change. If anything can divert or overturn the dynamics of gentrification, it’s people being linked together." - Mark Lakeman
Transition Pasadena is a co-sponsor of this event with Zanja Madre/La Loma Development