Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Friday, November 09, 2012

Webinar on grassroots-led planning (November 20)

From the H-Urban e-list:

You are invited to join a webinar on grassroots-led urban planning hosted by PUSH Buffalo at 4pm EST on Tuesday, November 20. [Ed: PUSH, People United for Sustainable Housing, is described on its website as "a local membership-based community organization fighting to make affordable housing a reality on Buffalo’s West Side."]

The 45-minute program will review the principles, campaigns, and major accomplishments of PUSH's internationally recognized Green Development Zone, a twenty-block demonstration project to grow a new local economy on the West Side of Buffalo by reinvesting the fruits of grassroots campaigns into affordable housing and land reuse projects that employ people from the neighborhood.

The goal of the webinar is to spread awareness of projects like the Green Development Zone and share ideas about ways to expand the project and the movement that underlies them.

Presenters of the webinar will include
Carl H. Nightingale, Department of Transnational Studies, State University of New York at Buffalo and PUSH staff members Clarke Gocker and Lonnie Barlow.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Professor Nightingale to receive access information.

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