Urban in Alaska: A Creative Placemaking Initiative
THE URBAN IN ALASKA CONFERENCE IS BACK...
The Center for Community Engagement & Learning at UAA and partner organizations in Anchorage are hosting a series of "creative place-making" discussions and activities leading up to a Town Square Park Design Charrette. This is the beginning of a yearlong community effort dedicated to creative place-making in Anchorage. In March and April come join us for these events!
Friday, March 28, 2014 - University of Alaska Anchorage
In this community-wide participatory process, faculty, students and community members are invited to engage with a background of social issues that impact the design of public space, a participatory forum and afternoon breakout sessions on music in community, oral histories, "proposal booklets" and writing about neighborhood experiences.
Registration for the conference will be open in early March.
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - Alaska Center for the Performing Arts
The Town Square Park Design Charrette - A charrette is a collaborative design process where, over a short time frame, a group of individuals address a design issue. The discussions from the March 28 conference at UAA will inform the groups of community members, faculty and students working together on Saturday, April 26th.
This effort has been organized through a joint partnership between the UAA Center for Community Engagement and Learning, Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Alaska State Council on the Arts, The Parks Foundation, Anchorage Parks and Recreation, Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, The Municipality of Anchorage/Long Range Planning Section, and Anchorage Economic Development Corporation.