Tue 18 Oct 2016, 2:45PM Centro Cultural Benjamín Carrión, Quito

Fabrica Ciudad #12: Placemaking as a tool for City Makers

Turning spaces into places. Together!
Tue 18 Oct 2016, 2:45PM
Centro Cultural Benjamín Carrión
Jorge Washington E2-42 y Ulpiano Páez , Quito
Free admission, reservation required

As both an overarching idea and a hands-on approach for improving a neighborhood, city, or region, Placemaking inspires people to collectively reimagine and reinvent public spaces as the heart of every community. Strengthening the connection between people and the places they share, Placemaking refers to a collaborative process by which we can shape our public realm in order to maximize shared value. More than just promoting better urban design, Placemaking facilitates creative patterns of use, paying particular attention to the physical, cultural, and social identities that define a place and support its ongoing evolution.

With community-based participation at its center, an effective Placemaking process capitalizes on a local community’s assets, inspiration, and potential, and it results in the creation of quality public spaces that contribute to people’s health, happiness, and well being (by PPS.org).

Participation is free of cost, but registration required – please RSVP via this link!

Involved city makers
Ethan Kent
Senior Vice President at Project for Public Spaces
Laura Sobral
Instituto A Cidade Precisa de Você (São Paulo)
Tamara Egger
Urban Design Lab (Vienna)
Naomi Hoogervorst
Founder at Placemakers
Zahra Kassam
Director at KUWA (Nairobi)
Luisa Bravo
Placemaker City Space Architecture (Bologna)
Dre Urhahn
Founder Favela Painting
Rony Al-Jalkh
Placemaking activist and parctitioner
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