24 June 2009

City Repair PDX

City Repair/ Sounds interesting:

The City Repair Project is group of citizen activists creating public gathering places and helping others to creatively transform the places where they live.

... the idea that localization - of culture, of economy, of decision-making - is a necessary foundation of sustainability. By reclaiming urban spaces to create community-oriented places, we plant the seeds for greater neighborhood communication, empower our communities and nurture our local culture.

... engage in intersection repair, natural building, and other forms of placemaking. We also host Earth Day, the Village Planting Convergence (also known as City Riparian), and operate a mobile tea house called the T-Horse.

Throughout the year we educate the community with workshops on all forms of sustainability and offer the invaluable placemaking guidebook and one-on-one consulting for those who want to repair their own neighborhood. If you are interested in helping our efforts please visit our volunteer page.


Anonymous said...

Contrasting piece:

Self-Service City

It is great that people are taking it upon themselves to create and maintain spaces for themselves, but is this just filling a void that we expect to be filed by government?


CityKin said...

Good food for thought.