Urban in Alaska: A Creative Placemaking Initiative

The Center for Community Engagement & Learning at UAA and partner organizations host the Urban in Alaska conference and workshop for faculty, students, and community members to engage in dialogue about social issues and the design of public space...creative placemaking.  
This year includes community engagement projects across Alaska to feature urban & rural Alaska.


Urban & Rural in Alaska: Community Engagement at UAA

A conference and network for faculty, students & community members to engage in dialogue together.  

The conference will begin with breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and a keynote welcome.  Morning breakout sessions will feature community-engaged projects with faculty, community partners and students presenting together in Rasmuson Hall classrooms. An extended lunch in the Student Union with community engagement "rapid fire" presentations by faculty across the curriculum, and we'll conclude the day with community networking sessions around different issue areas.  Community organizations will have tables set up to network with faculty and students around new projects or research as collaborations to address community issues.

Friday, March 27, 2015  |  9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
University of Alaska Anchorage | Student Union Cafeteria
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Urban in Alaska Conf Panel Discussion 2014

Conference Schedule

 8:30 a.m. Check in, light breakfast available
 9:00 a.m. Keynote Welcome:
  Brit Szymoniak "Social Entrepreneurship for the Common Good"
 10:00-11:00 Breakout Session
 11:15-12:15 Breakout Session
 12:30-2:00 Lunch with Rapid Fire Community Engagement Presentations
 2:00-3:30 Community & Campus Networking Session:
- Environment & Public Safety     - Youth & Education
- Women's Issues                         - Arts in the Community
- A Welcoming Community          - Homelessness & Substance Abuse

Register for the conference

Registration is free and open to the public. Parking is free.



Presented by UAA Center for Community Engagement & Learning and co-sponsored by the University Honors College and the College of Health.