[permaculture] City Repair Lecture - Only Bay Area Appearance October 13, 2005 Santa Rosa CA

Wesley Roe and Marjorie Lakin Erickson lakinroe at silcom.com
Wed Oct 5 09:47:07 EDT 2005


Mark Lakeman and Lydia Doleman of the City Repair Project

Also featuring Assemblywoman Noreen Evans
And Joe Kennedy - Village Renaissance Director

October 13, 2005
7:00 PM
First Congregational United Church of Christ in Santa Rosa
2000 Humboldt Street (Corner of Humboldt and Silva)
Requested Minimum Donation: $5.00
(Donations above that level are encouraged for those who can afford it.)

On Thursday, October 13 the Leadership Institute and Village Renaissance 
will sponsor a presentation by Mark Lakeman and Lydia Doleman with City 
Repair.  They are visionary community leaders from Portland, Oregon who 
have sparked a nationwide movement that helps to recreate American cities, 
towns and neighborhoods by deeply connecting people to one another and to 
their community through what is generally referred to as "placemaking" in 
communities.

In addition to the presentations by the City Repair leaders, Assemblywoman 
Noreen Evans and Village Renaissance founder, Joe Kennedy, will speak.

This event is a kick-off fundraiser for the Santa Rosa Placemaking Project, 
initiated by Joe Kennedy.  The Placemaking project will engage local 
neighborhood residents in the Junior College neighborhood of Santa Rosa to 
design and build a small local public art project such as a bench or kiosk 
to serve as a gathering place and symbol of neighborhood cohesion.  This 
community building process will engage an inter-generational team of 
residents, students and kids of all ages to increase communication, 
learning, and local civic involvement.

Join visionary leaders Mark and Lydia as they inspire and guide us through 
the transformation of the typical roman grid structure of the American city 
into a vital social commons.  They are successfully doing this through 
Portland's City Repair Project (www.cityrepair.org). Now a national 
movement, public place interventions and ecological prototypes inspired by 
City Repair are happening from coast to coast in the United States. City 
Repair is about communities rediscovering place-based democracy, creative 
ways to empower groups and individuals through ecological building 
projects, and, in some cases, involving homeless people in the process. 
City Repair is about literally recreating American cities, towns and grids 
so that people begin to speak with each other again and care about the 
larger world in which they live.

City Repair is multidisciplinary, combining architecture, urban planning, 
anthropology, community development, public art, permaculture and 
ecological design in projects that transform communities and the public 
space they inhabit.

Introducing Mark and Lydia will be Joe Kennedy, director of Village 
Renaissance and initiator of the Santa Rosa Placemaking Project.  This 
project will engage local neighborhood residents in the Junior College 
neighborhood of Santa Rosa to design and build a small local public art 
project such as a bench or kiosk to serve as a gathering place and symbol 
of neighborhood cohesion.  This community building process will engage an 
intergenerational team of residents, students and kids of all ages to 
increase communication, learning, and local civic involvement.  Funding 
will support necessary planning, outreach, materials and project 
facilitation, as well as documentation of the process.  This initiative 
will also lay the groundwork for more ambitious projects to be planned 
throughout Sonoma County in the future.

For more information please contact Joe Kennedy at jkennedy at sonic.net or 
call Ron Sundergill or Tanya Narath at 578-9133






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